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Gunflints from the Central Plains: Technological characteristics and chronological implications

Author(s): Brendon Asher

Year: 2017

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Summary

The time-sensitive characteristic of gunflints makes them important chronological markers at archaeological sites. This poster reviews gunflints from select sites primarily within the eastern Central Plains that have known dates and well documented histories. Lithic materials, origin of manufacture and method of production, as well as technological characteristics of gunflints are discussed. English, French, and Native made gunflints are considered. Native produced gunflints offer an opportunity to explore the influence of culture contact on material culture change during a dynamic period of trade, interaction, and resultant modifications to traditional chipped stone technologies.


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Gunflints from the Central Plains: Technological characteristics and chronological implications. Brendon Asher. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429011)


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

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Abstract Id(s): 16946

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