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dc.contributor.supervisor Bubel, Shawn
dc.contributor.author Hamza, Alyssa
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-10T20:58:17Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-10T20:58:17Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3365
dc.description xii, 277 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract In Great Plains archaeology, differences in projectile point morphologies are used to define typological groups, which are subsequently inferred to reflect unique cultural groups. The goal of this project was to investigate the variability between projectile points dating to the Late Middle Prehistoric period (2,500 – 1,300 BP) since some researchers associate these cultural remains with one group (Besant phase) while others separate them into Outlook, Besant, and Sonota phases/complexes. Metric and non-metric attributes of projectile points from six single component sites, Fincastle, One-Eleven, Happy Valley, Muhlbach, Fitzgerald, and Ruby, were statistically examined. The results showed that basal attributes remain relatively constant, while blade aspects vary greatly. Since the base of a point is considered more typologically indicative than the blade, which is connected to functional aspects, it was concluded that, based on the projectile points, these represent one typological group. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Geography, c2013 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Projectile point -- Great Plains -- Analysis en_US
dc.subject Projectile points -- Great Plains -- Classification en_US
dc.subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Great Plains en_US
dc.subject Archaeology -- Great Plains en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Cultural differences or archaeological constructs : an assessment of projectile point variability from Late Middle Prehistoric sites on the northwest Great Plains en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Geography en_US
dc.degree.level Masters


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