The results of archaeological excavation and laboratory analysis of artifacts from the Chauncey G. Webb House Site, Nauvoo, Illinois, are herein reported. The purpose of the report and the history of archaeological investigations at the site are explained. Next is given a brief history of the city of Nauvoo, Chauncey G. Webb and the site using historical records and the pre-Mormon, Mormon, and post-Mormon periods are discussed. This is followed by a description of the site before excavation. The method of excavation is then described, The results of the field work are given in the form of a description and analysis of the architecture, pottery, glass, metal, bone and etc. Dating the site and its artifacts is then done by using references to date the archaeological evidences. Restoration of the artifacts and the site are discussed.
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Hansen, Richard L., "Archaeological Excavations at the Chauncey Webb Site (127-4) Nauvoo, Illinois, 1970" (1973). Theses and Dissertations. 9830.
archaeological excavation, artifact analysis, Chauncey G. Webb House Site, Nauvoo, Illinois, Mormon studies, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, restoration of artifacts