Year of Publication
Master of Arts (MA)
Arts and Sciences
Dr. Christopher Pool
This study examines bifacial technology change at the Knob Creek site (12HR484) in Harrison County, Indiana, from the Late Archaic to Early Woodland periods. Through a statistical and attribute analysis of 2,620 lithic flakes it was possible to detect changes in the lithic reduction process over time. The analysis demonstrates that soft-hammer percussion becomes more prevalent during the Early Woodland component of the site. This is a significant change from the hard-hammer percussion industry of the Lower Late Archaic. The Terminal Archaic Riverton component in this study offers one of the few detailed flake-by-flake analyses for this poorly understood lithic tradition originally identified by Winters (1969) in the Wabash River Valley.
Mullen, Kyle E., "LATE ARCHAIC TO EARLY WOODLAND LITHIC TECHNOLOGY AT THE KNOB CREEK SITE (12HR484), HARRISON COUNTY, INDIANA" (2013). Theses and Dissertations--Anthropology. 11.