M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Anthropology
Anthropology--Statistical methods; Cluster analysis; Anthropology--Methodology; Anthropology--Illinois
In the past lithic analysis has been for the most part approached as a non-hierarchal taxonomy of individual types. Fairly recently steps have been made to include a more general level of analysis for projectile points, the cluster. This paper is an examination and refinement of Justice's (1987) Lowe Cluster as it applies to Illinois. The examination of four projectile point types (Steuben, Lowe Flared, Ansell, and Mund) through the simple process of measuring key design elements not only confirms the legitimacy of the cluster level of typology, but also provides archaeologists with a useful tool for demonstrating regional synthesis.
Vollman, Brant, "Refining the Lowe Cluster of Illinois" (1996). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 4671.
vii, 104 pages
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