Early- and Middle-Stage Fluted Stone Tool Bases: Further Evidence they are not Diagnostic of Clovis
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Goodson Rockshelter in Oklahoma has provided strong chronometric evidence that early- and middle-stage fluted stone tool bases found there date to the Late Archaic. These results further indicate that such specimens are not necessarily diagnostic of the Clovis culture. Here, we present additional evidence that early- and middle-stage fluted bases do not automatically indicate a Clovis presence. The assemblage from the Fox Lake area in Northeast Ohio consists of 228 tools, including eight early- and middle-stage fluted bifaces. However, of the 20 diagnostic projectile points can all be assigned to Holocene (Early Archaic to the Late Prehistoric), and none to the Pleistocene. Until chronometric assessments of age can be conducted in the Fox Lake area, the most parsimonious explanation for this pattern is that these early- and middle-stage fluted bifaces are Holocene in age, and thus not affiliated with the Clovis culture.
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Early- and Middle-Stage Fluted Stone Tool Bases: Further Evidence they are not Diagnostic of Clovis. James Norris, Metin Eren. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449571)
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