Friday, December 19, 2014

Bladelets, Flint Ridge Flint, & the Hopewell Interaction Sphere

Flint Ridge flint bladelets and cores from the Dobson Village site - a flintknapping workshop near Flint Ridge. Image Courtesy of the Ohio History Connection Archaeology Blog.
Flint Ridge flint bladelets and cores from the Dobson Village site
- a flintknapping workshop near Flint Ridge.
Image Courtesy of the Ohio History Connection Archaeology Blog.
December 7, 2014.
Brad Lepper, of the Ohio History Connection Archaeology Blog, has written an informative post about recent research into the Hopewell culture's use of Flint Ridge flint.

"Ohio State University archaeologist Richard Yerkes found that bladelets were used for an even greater variety of tasks, including cutting hide or meat, scraping hides, working bone or antler, wood working, cutting plants, and incising stone. At the LIC-79 sites, located near the Newark Earthworks, meat and hide cutting was the principal activity whereas at the Marietta Earthworks, bone and antler working predominated."

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