Typing the Type Site: Analysis and Comparison of Chipped Stone Projectiles from the Norton Mounds Site with Other Middle Woodland Archaeological Sites

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Vol: 6, Issue: 1

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Chivis, Jeff
Projectile Points; Norton Mounds; Michigan; Midwest; Archaeological Sites; Archaeology
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In archaeology, projectile points and other chipped stone tools are important for identification and interpretation of site chronology (dates of occupation), site function (subsistence practices for example), and establishing relationships with other sites and regions. The morphometric and raw material attributes of projectile points from the Norton Mounds (20KT1) site are described and compared to tools from other sites in Michigan and the Midwest dating to the same time period. The outcome of this analysis is the first in-depth documentation of these materials.