Photo of the Week 10/2/2011

This is one of Blackwater Draw’s most notable artifacts pictured in situ in 1963.  The detailed photo is great for scale and the top photo shows its association with mammoth remains.  The knife is made of Edwards Plateau chert and was found in perfect condition as were other stone tools and points from this mammoth kill.  The abundance of complete stone tools associated with this mammoth kill has led researchers to speculate that they were abandoned amidst butchering activities.

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