Skill Variation in the Manufacture of Lithics at the Shawnee-Minisik Paleoindian Site
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The Shawnee-Minisink Archaeological Site (ca. 12,900 cal BP) is one of the most well-excavated Clovis sites in North America. The site is interpreted as a single Paleoindian occupation that measures over 4,000 square meters. This poster focuses on the excavations of a 365 square meter area from which over 18,000 artifacts were mapped using 3D coordinates. As part of a broader intra-site spatial analysis, we examine variation in skill through the analysis of lithic artifacts. Differences in lithic reduction, manufacture, and failures thereof are mapped to determine if meaningful spatial patterns exist that may distinguish individual artisans or reflect greater social organization within the site.
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Skill Variation in the Manufacture of Lithics at the Shawnee-Minisik Paleoindian Site. Taylor Emery, Joseph A. M. Gingerich. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450235)
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