Tag Archives: Primitive Technology

Another Mammoth Killer

ENMU – Clovis Point (LA3324-24156) by Dr. Robert Z. Selden Jr. on Sketchfab From the North Bank mammoth kills.

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Clovis Unifacial Knife

Another great one that really benefits from scanning.  A Clovis uniface found in the North Bank Mammoth kills in the early 1960s.  Enjoy! ENMU – Clovis Uniface (LA3324-24121) by Dr. Robert Z. Selden Jr. on Sketchfab

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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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Catching Up on the Blog

Too many projects and too few hands have meant that the Blackwater Draw blog gets neglected more than it should.  Too much time is spent in petty bureaucracy, assisting other researchers with their personal projects, and fixing the many problems … Continue reading

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Open House 2015

2 May 2015 – Prehistory Day and Open House at the Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark Join us for our part of New Mexico’s Cultural Heritage Month, May 2nd from 9:00 to 5:00.  This event is free and open to … Continue reading

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An Alibates Knife

Here’s an interesting Paleoindian biface made from banded Alibates chert.  It was apparently discovered by a local resident in the early 1970s.  The tool (knife) measures about 12 cm (4 3/4″) and is remarkably thin, with flaking consistent with other … Continue reading

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World’s oldest string found at French Neanderthal site – tech – 13 November 2013 – New Scientist

World’s oldest string found at French Neanderthal site – tech – 13 November 2013 – New Scientist.

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Blackwater Draw Atlatl 2013

A few photos from the Blackwater Draw Atlatl 2013.

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Prehistory Day at the Blackwater Draw NHL

Prehistory Day was successful, due to an excellent turnout, helpful volunteers, and great weather.  A special thanks goes out to the members of Mu Alpha Nu and their friends for helping out again this year.  Nearly 300 people turned out … Continue reading

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Bone Tools from the Broken Mammoth Site

Annalisa is a blogging archaeologist and artist living in Alaska.  This is a reblog of her SAA poster from this year.  Check out her Tumblr which contains many good archaeology bits as well as other interests from her life.

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Survival New Mexico!

Mark your calendars for the Survival: New Mexico weekend at El Rancho de las Golondrinas near Santa Fe August 24th and 25th, 2013. go to golondrinas.org to find out more.

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Wicker Mammoth Burning

A fun, and remarkably good-looking, mammoth sculpture in Bluff, Utah.  Set to burn on the solstice to honor the mammoth petroglyphs found nearby.  I love Bluff and wish I could get up there for the event.

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