A Fisk Patent Metallic Burial Case From Western Missouri: An Interdisciplinary And Comprehensive Effort To Reconstruct The History Of An Early Settler Of Lexington, Missouri

Fisk Burial Case

Publication: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 4

Author: Daniel J. Wescott, et al.

Date of Publication: December 2010

PDF File: Wescott-et-al.-2010-A-Fisk-patent-metallic-burial-case-from-Western-Mi.pdf

URL: http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s12520-010-0045-9


In 2006, a cast-iron coffin was discovered in an unmarked burial plot in Lexington, Missouri. A multifaceted investigation was conducted to provide historical documentation and possible identification of the individual. The coffin is an early Fisk Patent Metallic Burial Case.