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The (Digital) Formative Cultures of the Carolina Piedmont

by Bernard K. Means, Director The week beginning August 4, 2014 found me at the Research Laboratories of Archaeology (RLA) at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. For my current Department of Defense (DoD) Legacy Program project, my efforts focused on scanning diagnostic chipped stone tools illustrated by Joffre Lanning Coe in his 1964 The Formative Cultures of the … Continue reading

A (Digital) Typology and Nomenclature of New York Projectile Points

by Bernard K. Means, Director As part of work on American Indian sites in the Middle Atlantic and Northeastern United States, I often turn to William A. Ritchie’s A Typology and Nomenclature of New York Projectile Points whenever I need to find morphological affinities for diagnostic chipped stone tools with named types. Thanks to the New … Continue reading