Researchers recovered several Late Archaic spearpoints from the site. All were made from local chert.
Characteristics of the Fort Ancient ceramics - thin vessel walls, thin strap handles, wide shallow designs on jar necks, and notched applied rim strips - indicated that the Native potters made these vessels very late in the Fort Ancient sequence, probably after 1600 AD. Sherds from Raised Spirits are similar to contemporary examples found in nearby rockshelters in the Red River Gorge area and at the Howard site in Madison County.
Animal remains were well-preserved and included white-tailed deer, bear, elk, turkey; diverse small mammals, like grey squirrel, raccoon, and cottontail rabbit; and reptiles, such as turtle. The Late Archaic and Late Fort Ancient residents hunted similar animals.
These animals are typical species found in a mixed mesophytic forest/short grasslands environment. A mixed mesophytic forest has diverse tree species and a rich understory of ferns, mushrooms, smaller plants, and shrubs.
On the sandstone bedrock/roof fall in the center of the shelter, archaeologists documented a complete bedrock mortar, an abraded area, and nutting pits. The bedrock mortar measured 4 inches in diameter and was over one foot deep.
The abraded area - represented by a crescent-shaped scar - was located on an inclined portion of the sandstone bedrock/roof fall. Native residents probably straightened out spear/arrow shafts in this area,
Ten abraded or pecked pits, resembling those in a pitted nutting stone, were scattered across the rock’s surface near the bedrock mortar. Residents would have crushed nuts in these pits using a stone pestle.