James L. Murphy, "Molluscan Remains from the Richards Site, Muskingum County, Ohio," (1977): 127-129 in The Richards Site and the Philo Phase of the Fort Ancient Tradition, ed. by Jeff Carskadden and James Morton. Zanesville, Ohio, The Survey.
Occasional Papers in Muskingum Valley Archaeology. Report No. 7
A sample of freshwater naiads from the Fort Ancient Philo Phase Richards Site, Muskingum Co., Ohio, is analyzed. The fauna is very similar to that described from the nearby Philo II Site (Murphy 1976). Utilized shell is not common at the site, being limited to a few shell "hoes," a Marginella bead necklace accompanying a burial, several fragmentary shell spoons, and a short tubular bead. A small elliptical shell pendant from the Philo II Site is illustrated.