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Lithic Technology in the Middle Potomac River Valley of Maryland and Virginia

Author(s): Wm Jack Hranicky

Year: 2002

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J. Whittaker: [Full of useful information on lithics and related topics much beyond the focus on Middle Potomac, but rather incoherently organized and written, and he’s too fond of creating bad new jargon.] Lots of illustrations of varying quality. Major sections on chronology, lithic technology, point typology, flake tools, caches, miscellaneous implements, and experimental archaeology.

[Small section on atlatls, not well defined, not very useful information. Illustrates atlatl hook of basalt from VA, no provenience given. Mentions “Hardaway site produced an atlatl made from antler” but no citation. How the heck does a “Functional Angle of 45-180 degrees” apply to atlatls?] Bannerstone section summarizes Hranicky 2003.

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Lithic Technology in the Middle Potomac River Valley of Maryland and Virginia. Wm Jack Hranicky. New York: Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers. 2002 ( tDAR id: 423365)


Atlatl Spear stone Tools Weapon

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

Record Identifiers

ExArc Id(s): 10176


Rights & Attribution: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.

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