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  • by Published on 06-05-2015 02:50 PM
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    Arrow Shaft Abraders
    Central Plains Tradition:
    A.D. 1100 to 1350


    The distribution range of this type of arrow shaft abrader, sometimes called arrow shaft smoothers, is primarily found in the Great Plains region consisting of the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma. They appear to be most common on Central Plains Tradition sites. These abraders are always made of sandstone with one of the common sources being Dakota ...

    Kivas 

    by Published on 05-08-2015 02:04 PM
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    When designating an ancient room as a kiva, archaeologists make assumptions about the room's original functions and how those functions may be similar to or differ from kivas used in modern practice. The kachina belief system appears to have emerged in the Southwest at approximately AD 1250, while kiva-like structures occurred much earlier. This suggests that the room's older functions may have been changed or adapted to suit the new religious practice. ...
    by Published on 04-27-2015 03:17 PM
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    This is a 31 year old insitu image of a Nebo Hill point which was found in south-central Nebraska and is one of several distant eastern point types we have found or have been found by others in the Central Great Plains drainages. The south central Nebraska drainages eventually empty into the Missouri River some 200 miles to the southeast. The river valleys were natural travel routes out onto the Central Plains and from my observations based on the ...
    by Published on 03-31-2015 11:01 PM
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    (Special thanks goes to Arrowheadology Moderator Knife River for this story)

    The deep-water submersible "Alvin", hired by the Smithsonian to investigate the Cinmar site, a suspected connection to the Solutrean culture of Europe, has reported amazing discoveries after its first three dives 42 miles off the Virginia coast. The first dive at 240 feet relocated the Cinmar's initial discovery, a wooly mammoth kill site, complete ...
    by Published on 03-24-2015 09:11 PM
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    I have a site where I find Scrapers that are flaked on both faces. We all find Uniface Scrapers and I have them by the hundreds and I have never found a Bifacial Scraper anywhere else but this site and a few I have from a site directly across the river that I am sure was all part of the same village 1000 years ago. At first we thought these may have been made from broken tips off of Points, but after finding them by the hundreds it was obvious that ...