We are fortunate to be working with a talented illustrator named Matthew Crotts who will be drawing artifacts excavated at Singer-Moye during the 2013 and 2015 field seasons.
The artifact below is a human effigy which would have decorated the rim of a ceramic bowl. It was recovered from a unit located east of Mounds A and H in 2013. This artifact is similar in style to other human effigies recovered from Mississippian sites further to the west.
Singer Moye effigy (top), effigy bowl from New Madrid, in the collections of the Metropolitain Museum of Art (left), and drawing of an effigy bowl from Moundville (right) (reproduced from Knight, V.J. 2010. Mound Excavations at Moundville: Architecture, Elites, and Social Order. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa., p. 52).