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Metal Projectile Points of the Interior West: A Synthetic Overview

Author(s): John Kennedy

Year: 2015

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Metal projectile points of the Protohistoric and early Historic periods are a somewhat rare, yet ubiquitous artifact type that has received little attention regarding synthetic research. Their roughly 300 years of use across the interior west coincided with perhaps the most profound and rapid culture changes experienced by native groups of North America during the entirety of their prehistory and history. A survey of 14 states across the interior west is currently underway to gather data on all available metal projectile points. Current numbers from this ongoing data collection effort are presented along with preliminary results and goals for future research.

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Metal Projectile Points of the Interior West: A Synthetic Overview. John Kennedy. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398320)


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min long: -113.95; min lat: 30.751 ; max long: -97.163; max lat: 48.865 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America