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3D Geometric Morphometry of Western Stemmed Projectile Points from the Columbia River Plateau

Author(s): Loren Davis ; Alex Nyers ; Daniel Bean

Year: 2016

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We describe a digital 3D geometric morphometry approach that employs GIS-based routines to extract information about the form of Western Stemmed Tradition projectile points from sites located in the Columbia River Plateau of the Pacific Northwest. These data are used to describe a number of novel morphometric measures and to compare the design characteristics of regional early stemmed projectile points. We explore issues of artifact use, rejuvenation and repair and how these aspects can be quantified in digital 3D models of projectile points. Topics of data archiving, access to 3D models, and physical replication are also addressed.


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3D Geometric Morphometry of Western Stemmed Projectile Points from the Columbia River Plateau. Loren Davis, Alex Nyers, Daniel Bean. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404825)


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min long: -122.168; min lat: 42.131 ; max long: -113.028; max lat: 49.383 ;

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