Artifact of the Week 2/14/2011

LA3324.25325 (left) Scottsbluff projectile point of gray chert.

LA3324.25287 (right) Scottsbluff projectile point of gray chert.

These two Scottsbluff projectile points were excavated in 1972 by Dominique Stevens. Both points were recovered from the carbonaceous silt stratigraphic level of the South Bank at the Blackwater Draw site.

The Scottsbluff technological complex was named after the Scottsbluff bison kill site in northwest Nebraska.  Calibrated radiocarbon dates for the Scottsbluff technological complex are 9,500-10,500 years before present (BP).  A radiocarbon date from the Scottsbluff occupation level at the Big Eddy site in southwestern Missouri is 9,525+/-65 years before present.

Learn more about Big Eddy, a multicomponent Paleoindian site.

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