In Search of "False Alibates": A Quagmire in Chert Sourcing from Northeastern New Mexico
Author(s): Sara Cullen
Applications of elementally-sensitive geochemical methods have made it possible for archaeologists to identify chert sources with more provenance accuracy than previously possible. Alibates dolomite from quarries in the Texas Panhandle is commonly identified in Southwest sites as evidence for trade with Southern Plains communities. However, regional archaeological research suggests the presence of an Alibates "look-alike" chert outcrop in northeastern New Mexico, near the Baldy Hill formation north of Folsom. This poster will examine the case study of Baldy Hill chert as it pertains to archaeological studies regarding lithic procurement and Plains-Pueblo interactions in far northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado.
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In Search of "False Alibates": A Quagmire in Chert Sourcing from Northeastern New Mexico. Sara Cullen. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 428837)
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