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Clovis Style Hafted Bifaces: A Pan-Regional Perspective

Author(s): Justin Williams

Year: 2017

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Many studies have made statements about the origin and method of the spread of the Clovis style hafted biface technology, but little research of late has evaluated Clovis from a Lithic Technological Organization perspective. This study examines a sample of 695 Clovis style hafted bifaces from across North America. I analyze trends in raw material use, flute length, re-use and resharpening in Clovis style hafted bifaces from across the country. I conclude that there is much variation in the types of raw materials used and the length of the flutes on Clovis style hafted bifaces. Additionally, this analysis reveals that Clovis style hafted bifaces are resharpened and retouched in an atypical manner. Finally, I use the results of this study to situate future questions that Pan-Regional studies of Clovis style hafted bifaces should pursue.


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Clovis Style Hafted Bifaces: A Pan-Regional Perspective. Justin Williams. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429190)


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