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3D Scanning

Dr. Zac Selden has been doing a lot of 3D scanning with one of our own faculty, Katy Putsavage.  Although initially the focus was on pottery from the Miles Collection, he was kind enough to take on some Paleoindian artifacts … Continue reading

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Casting Clovis Artifacts

A short while ago Dr. Francis Smiley from Northern Arizona University suggested making some new casts of the collections from the Clovis type-site.  We were able to meet in Albuquerque and borrow some lab space from generous colleagues at the … Continue reading

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Clovis Points

Clovis points from the Clovis site.  These likely all date to a few centuries around 11,000 RCYBP and most were found in association with Mammuthus columbi and a few with Bison antiquus.  The Clovis site contained at least 28 mammoths … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week

An Agate Basin point made of Alibates Agate from north Texas found in situ below a bison mandible.  While the quality of these photos are not great, they show an amazing find that was not discovered until long after the … Continue reading

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Archival Photo of the Week 5/1/2011

Two clovis points from 1963 mammoth kill on the North Bank.  Both appeared to be embedded in the same mammoth.  A good example of the range of sizes used at the Clovis site.

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Artifact of the Week 4/18/2011

Scottsbluff projectile point fragment discovered at the Clovis site by David and Deborah Patterson in 1974.  The base is missing from this exquisitely pressure-flaked point made of unidentified smooth gray chert.

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Artifact of the Week 3/14/2011

LA3324.25317:  Clovis projectile point made of silicified wood (note the linear structure). This Clovis point was excavated on 8/9/1963 from the Gray Sand unit.  This point was found in association with Mammoth IV.  Five mammoths were unearthed from this area … Continue reading

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Artifact of the Week 2/28/2011

LA3324.32904: Unfluted Folsom projectile point fragment made of Alibates agate. This artifact was excavated from the Blackwater Draw North Bank in 1963 by J. Collins.  This fragment was found in the Folsom-age horizon just 36 cm (14 inches) below the … Continue reading

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Archival Photo of the Week

A clovis point found in association with a fibula from Mammoth I in the North Bank.  This excavation was conducted by the El Llano Archaeological Society in 1962.

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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 … Continue reading

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Artifact of the Week

Three Folsom-age projectile point bases from various areas of the Blackwater Draw site. LA3324.5036 (top left) was excavated in 1989 during investigations of the South Bank.  This projectile point base was found in association with extinct bison. LA3324.24134 (top right) … Continue reading

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Atlatls again…

This season’s throw was held with near-perfect weather and an excellent attendance.  There were 35 throwers and about 20 spectators.  The event was focused on a field round and an ISAC throw.  See the photos here: 2009 Atlatl Throw Photos

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