Trowel Tales: Favorites in Archaeology

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Check out my newest episode of Trowel Tales.  Episode Summary: On this episode, we’re keeping things lighthearted. Listen to archaeologists’ favorite artifacts, archaeological sites, places, and experiences in the field and how hard it can be to choose just one. For a lot of archaeologists, it’s not just about the stuff. It boils down to the love of discovery and recording the past for future generations.

Lithic Series, Part 5: Impact Fracture

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I’m sure you’ve been just pining to know all about impact fractures and be provided with a somewhat humorous depiction of this occurrence.  So, while surveying, I’ve found a lot of broken projectile points in the field, which are then discarded since they can’t be fashioned into a new point.  Some of the points broke upon impact with the target, still showing how the tool literally fractured into two or more fragments.  Exciting Stuff.