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Michigan Archaeological Society Lecture: “Paleoindian Bifaces and Mobility: Questioning Assumptions”

Thursday, February 18, 2016
5:00 AM
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Bifaces, often beautifully fashioned out of high-quality exotic flint, are hallmarks of the Paleoindian period. Most archaeologists view these bifaces as light-weight, flexible core-tools that allowed Paleoindians to exploit distant areas where the availability of suitable local flint was uncertain. This view is likely wrong....


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This lecture is free and open to the public.

John D. Speth Professor Emeritus Department of Anthropology University of Michigan