Author

Brant Vollman

Publication Date

1996

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Mehrer, Mark

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Anthropology

LCSH

Anthropology--Statistical methods||Cluster analysis||Anthropology--Methodology||Anthropology--Illinois

Abstract

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.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [80]-86)

Extent

vii, 104 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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