Accession Number : ADA311928

Title :   Paleontological Resources Survey - Tebo, South Grand and Osage Arms, Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir, Osage River Basin, Missouri.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM SOCIETY SPRINGFIELD

Personal Author(s) : Saunders, Jeffrey J.

PDF Url : ADA311928

Report Date : NOV 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : Construction of the Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir project has refocused national scientific attention on the Osage River and its tributaries in west-central Missouri. Since 1840 this area has served as the arena for debate of the contemporaneity and actual association of man with mastodon and data from its spring sites continue to bear on this controversy. The HST project area contains significant paleontological resources. Tabulation shows that there are 11 paleontological localities within the HST project area in four of the seven counties affected by impoundment. Three of these are in Bates County; these are all localities of isolated fossil remains. Three are in Benton County, including one discovered during the course of this survey. Of these, two are fossil assemblage localities, one of which is historically important; one newly discovered is a locality of isolated fossil materials. Four are in Hickory County. Of these, all are fossil assemblage localities, and two are historically important. There is a single locality of isolated fossil material in 19. St. Clair County. There are no known paleontological localities occurring within the impoundment area in Cedar, Henry, and Vernon counties.

Descriptors :   *ARCHEOLOGY, *FOSSILS, *PALEONTOLOGY, NATURAL RESOURCES, TERRAIN, ALLUVIUM, STRATIGRAPHY, LIMESTONE, RESOURCES, GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS, RIVERS, HISTORIC SITES, CULTURAL RESOURCES, ARTIFACTS, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), STREAMS, RESERVOIRS, ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, MISSOURI, SKELETON, DOLOMITE, ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, PEAT, PHALANGES, SPRINGS(WATER).

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE