From Clovis to Dalton: Key Differences in Hafted Biface Resharpening

Author(s): Justin Williams; Richard M. Niquette

Year: 2018


In order to further understand Paleoindian lithic technological organization, we examined blade and haft elements of Clovis, Gainey, and Dalton hafted bifaces. Samples inspected were from across the Midwest, the Southeast, and the Northeast. Due to the rarity of these hafted bifaces, images of individual bifaces were used to take traditional linear measurements on the hafted bifaces in this study. Results indicate key differences in retouch and resharpening patterns throughout the Paleoindian period, likely due to factors such as variability in raw material resources, prey choice, and technological requirements. The findings of this study have large-scale implications for pan-regional studies of Paleoindian hafted bifaces.

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From Clovis to Dalton: Key Differences in Hafted Biface Resharpening. Justin Williams, Richard M. Niquette. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443412)

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min long: -168.574; min lat: 7.014 ; max long: -54.844; max lat: 74.683 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 20722