Morphological Variability in Clovis Style Hafted Bifaces Across North America
Williams, Justin Patrick
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This study examines morphological variability of Clovis style hafted bifaces from across North America. In total 695 Clovis hafted bifaces were analyzed. These data are analyzed using a Lithic Technological Organization perspective. The effects of raw material availability, site type, and retouch and resharpening are considered. Several interesting trends in the morphological variability of Clovis hafted bifaces are revealed. In addition, the Northeast culture area is found to be significantly different from the rest of the Clovis hafted biface sample. analysis to lithic technology. This study advances the knowledge of Clovis hafted biface technology and surveys the variability in this artifact type across geographic space and present a firm foundation on which further studies of Clovis hafted bifaces may stand.