Poster Title

Analysis of Lithics from Bone Processing and Lithic Tool Production Units at Woodstock Farm (45WH0055)

Research Mentor(s)

Sarah Campbell

Affiliated Department

Anthropology

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Start Date

17-5-2017 9:00 AM

End Date

17-5-2017 12:00 PM

Document Type

Event

Abstract

This project analyzes lithics excavated from site 45WH0055, directly on Chuckanut Bay, Bellingham, Washington. The goal of our analysis was to determine if Ian Lewis’ 2013 thesis classification of activity areas was supported by type, quantity, and distribution of lithics. He hypothesized that two activity areas on the site were used for bone processing and lithic tool production with very little crossover. A separate goal of this project determined if the bone processing assemblage was most likely to be for butchering or bone tool production, a distinction not made in Lewis’ thesis. We analyzed each artifact based on technological attributes reflecting degree of modification and reduction stage, and classified lithics based on presence or absence of modification.

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Language

English

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Analysis of Lithics from Bone Processing and Lithic Tool Production Units at Woodstock Farm (45WH0055)

Anthropology

This project analyzes lithics excavated from site 45WH0055, directly on Chuckanut Bay, Bellingham, Washington. The goal of our analysis was to determine if Ian Lewis’ 2013 thesis classification of activity areas was supported by type, quantity, and distribution of lithics. He hypothesized that two activity areas on the site were used for bone processing and lithic tool production with very little crossover. A separate goal of this project determined if the bone processing assemblage was most likely to be for butchering or bone tool production, a distinction not made in Lewis’ thesis. We analyzed each artifact based on technological attributes reflecting degree of modification and reduction stage, and classified lithics based on presence or absence of modification.