Maritime Archaic Spearpoints: A New Examination of Their Context and Chronology
This research focuses on the morphology, chronology, and provenience of nipple-based spear points found in Newfounland and Labrador. Nipple-based points are primarily thought to date between 7500-6000 B.P. and are associated with the early Maritime Archaic tradition, Newfoundland and Labrador’s earliest inhabitants. A recent find of a nipple-based point at the Stock Cove site (CKAl-3) in eastern Newfoundland suggests that, based on a series of new AMS dates, the chronology of this point type either extends deeper into the Archaic period or eastern Newfoundland was colonized earlier than previously thought. Lithic analysis of the Stock Cove artifact will be discussed and the results will be put into the larger cultural context of Maritime Archaic lithic technology and what it might mean about the colonization process of eastern Newfoundland.
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Maritime Archaic Spearpoints: A New Examination of Their Context and Chronology. John Michael Garbellano, Christopher Wolff. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442653)
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Abstract Id(s): 20116