Flakes Everywhere: Lithic Analysis Results from the Petrified Forest Boundary Expansion Project 2013-2017
Author(s): Cody Dalpra
This is an abstract from the "Archaeological Research in Petrified Forest National Park" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
During the Boundary Expansion Survey Project in Petrified Forest National Park of Northeastern Arizona the most common artifacts were the much maligned flake and stone tools. These are not surprising given the area is a large stone tool source in the remains of one of the largest deposits of petrified wood in the world. Petrified Forest was a magnet for its plentiful, high quality petrified wood in addition to being a migration corridor. This study will present analysis on the field data collected as part of the project from the 284 sites. The survey by design covered many different landscape settings allowing for a comparison of lithic toolkit variation. Similarly, sites were recorded from Early Archaic to Pueblo IV facilitating a different view of the lithic production and use. The unique opportunity afforded with this multi-year study offers these types of large scale comparisons that will only add to our understanding of the prehistoric use of Petrified Forest National Park.
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Flakes Everywhere: Lithic Analysis Results from the Petrified Forest Boundary Expansion Project 2013-2017. Cody Dalpra. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452489)
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Abstract Id(s): 25309