Author Archives: George Crawford

About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly

Projectile Points from the Upper Magdalenian; expanding horizons beyond North America

Projectile insets and backed pieces from the Upper Magdalenian of La Madeleine (Tursac, Dordogne, France), new data from lithic technology Alexis Taylor, in Paleo, Revue d’Archeologie Prehistorique I never lost interest in the Upper Paleolithic of Europe despite the fact … Continue reading

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Pleistocene Megafauna Wallows and Southern Appalachian Bogs

Originally posted on GeorgiaBeforePeople:
The wallowing, trampling, and foraging of Pleistocene megafauna probably maintained the open character of mountain bogs in the southern Appalachians during the Ice Ages.  Bogs were common natural environments during moist interstadials when cool temperatures reduced…

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Failed in Production

Here’s a closer look at a Clovis point that appears to have failed in production.  It looks like it was carried around and used as a general cutting tool in it’s second life-cycle then dropped near a mammoth kill.  Beautiful … Continue reading

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Large Pleistocene Carnivores Kept Megaherbivore Populations in Check

Originally posted on GeorgiaBeforePeople:
A brand new study suggests large packs of big carnivores kept populations of megaherbivores in check during the Pleistocene.  This finding seems like a no-brainer, but some paleoecologists believe megaherbivores suffered little mortality attributable to predation…

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2015 Atlatl Day at Blackwater Draw

It’s been seven years since this fell on Halloween and it was great to see people dress in costume to come out; especially the little kids. Thanks to all who attended and supported the Mu Alpha Nu Atlatl Day again … Continue reading

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Another Clovis Point

A bit more from the photography sessions.

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Spring Polished

This little beauty was found associated with the main spring head at the Clovis site back in the 1960s.  Like other lithic tools in that area, it exhibits a silky, slippery polish.  People have thought it was plastic at first … Continue reading

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Clovis Point

This is not the most beautiful Clovis point in the world but hey, it came from a mammoth kill site and is still in one piece.

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Folsom Point

Just because it’s a beautiful piece of craftsmanship.

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The Art of Aaron Kuehn

For students of anatomy, here is an interesting Typogram to help in learning the names of bones on a human skeleton. He has some other interesting art as well including a Typogram of human musculature: Enjoy, and maybe throw a … Continue reading

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Here are a few wildlife photos from around the Landmark.  Being surrounded on three sides by industrial agriculture has created an island refuge on the property.  Having the most topography in the county creates some micro-climates and environments not found … Continue reading

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Survival of the Fittest and Dwarfism–A Paradox

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The concept of natural selection forms the basis for the Theory of Evolution.  Environmental forces select the fittest members of each population to pass on their genes.  Most people think survival of the fittest means selecting…

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