The James Pass Longnecked Point: An Early Archaic Side Notched Point Type From The Front Ranges Of The Rocky Mountains
Type de publication:Conference Paper
Résumé (en anglais):
The James Pass Site (EkPu-8), situated in the Front Ranges of Alberta's Rocky Mountains, exhibits a continuous record of occupation extending over 10,000 years. A discrete densely concentrated occupation floor dated at 7,700 years B.P. has yielded two side notched dart point types. One type resembles other Early Archaic and Mummy Cave points from the Plains. The second point style, the James Pass Long Necked variant, features unusually long side notches extending a third of the overall length. This peculiar point style is described and discussed in light of other Early Archaic assemblages in the Plains and eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.