Woodbury Shell Midden

Near Woodbury Park

Kitchen Middle (Refuse pile) from prehistoric tribes

Photo 

This old outdoor theater is located atop the bluffs in which the shell midden is located.

Photo taken by Mike Page in July 2010

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Description 

Part of the Green River Shell Middens of Kentucky, the Woodbury Shell Midden is a "Kitchen" or refuse dump from a people that once made their homes within the bluffs overlooking the Green River. It consists mainly of mussel shells, though it's been found to contain the odd tool, arrowhead or trinket. It is part of a county park and open to the public, but it's exact location is restricted to prevent vandalism and "treasure hunting".

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 1, 1986
Reference number
86000639
NR name
Woodbury Shell Midden (15BT67)
Area of significance
Archeology - Prehistoric
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
D - Information Potential
Property type
Site
Historic function
Camp
Current function
Cemetery
Periods of significance
5000-6999 BC; 7000-8999 BC; 1600-1649; 1499-1000 AD; 1000-500 AD; 1500-1599; 1000-2999 BC; 3000-4999 BC

Update Log 

  • July 29, 2010: Added by Mike Page

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