Lithic Technology in the Middle Potomac River Valley of by Wm. Jack Hranicky

By Wm. Jack Hranicky

The archaeological specialise in a unmarried geographical sector deals a chance to offer projectile aspect typology as a microtechnology even supposing the various varieties have common distributions. the world of the center Potomac River Valley offers a actual artefact assortment for a view of prehistory.
This quantity, inclusive of numerous hundred pictures of the research, artefacts and archaeological examine compiled and recorded from over 30 years of labor within the zone, comprises:
-an assessment of the center Potomac River Valley archaeology together with the peoples and websites;
-new facts and interpretations for the lithic expertise of the world; and
-classification and typology of artefacts together with using projectile element, awl, celt, drill, and knife implements.
This paintings might be of serious curiosity to prehistory archaeologists, specifically these operating within the heart Atlantic sector of the United States.

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Graham (1935) publication on Port Tobacco Indians in Maryland (Figure 31) . T. Dale Stewart also made MPRV contributions starting with Excavation of the Indian Village of Patawomeke (Potomac) in 1939. Figure 30 - James B. Griffin (University of Michigan). He was among the first to publish in 1952 a synthesis on the East. Archeology of Eastern United States, which included the MPRV, is a classic book in American archaeology, but he is perhaps best known for his Fort Ancient studies. Griffm (1945) published a summary assessment of artifact collections from Virginia and North Carolina (Figure 30).

He is remembered for his Focus. Hugh V. Stabler Showing Potomac Creek Site Beads (Shown in Text). His artifacts are used throughout this publication. - 25 - Broyles' (1971) publication on her work at the St Albans site in Kanawha County, West Virginia is a standard and is used for the MPRV (Figure 35). The work at the site was started in June 1964 and continued periodically to 1968. The St Albans bifurcate is named after the site; the bifurcate sequence of MacCorkle, St Albans, LeCroy, and Kanawha was established from the excavation.

The overall justification is a simple one - any destruction of history (digging sites) is a violation of a society's right to its history. No private landowner has the right to allow the destruction of history by allowing nonscientific activities on private lands. The collector has a moral and ethical obligation to protect history. If site destruction is preform without regard to protecting history, then this activity becomes a criminal intent for personal gained and should merit a jail term. Without doubt from the author, any acti vity on Indian burial sites is a gross violation against humanity (Figure 46) - a time crime.

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