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When Is an Elko?

  • Michael F. Rondeau
Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)


Perennial disagreements in the assignment of individual specimens to projectile point types and of general types to chronological placement are symbolized by the Flenniken-Thomas debate on the temporal utility of Great Basin point types. Microscopic inspection of use breakage and rejuvenation is used to evaluate the morphological stability of one collection of Elko Corner-notched points. Some claims from both sides of the debate are supported. It is concluded that the detailed analysis of additional collections could make the debate irrelevant and signal more useful avenues for projectile point research.


Great Basin Basal Width Impact Damage Point Form Point Type 
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  • Michael F. Rondeau
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  1. 1.SacramentoUSA

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