levallois in the United States

The Western Hemisphere. General term for the Americas following their discovery by Europeans, thus setting them in contradistinction to the Old World of Africa, Europe, and Asia.

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levallois in the United States

Post by rick doninger » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:39 am

Hang on Folks! Changes are a comin. The july 17th edition of a small Tennessee newspaper published an article about levallois artifacts being found on a rural family farm in Decatur county TN. A dig will begin in the next two weeks led by Dr. John Broster of the U. of TN who has 43 years experience with old world lithic technology. the farm is a known clovis site and has all the resources necessary for long term early man habitation, tool stone, water , wildlife. Dr. Broster has visited the site several times and hopes to find datable materials in secure contexts to validate the artifacts. I don't have a link to the article as It was sent to me by the landowner and finder of the artifacts in a personal email. The paper is The News Leader and the reporter was Danny Haynes. I have seen some of the stone tools and they appear to be the same technology I have found here in Indiana as well as that found recently in ala, fla, and ga. The difference being that the TN find is supposed to be able to yield secure stratigraphic evidence and undisturbed context suitable for accurate dating.
Min, maybe a quick call to the newspaper would get you an online link, but I think it is a very small weekly publication......rick doninger......doninger@sbcglobal.net

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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by Rokcet Scientist » Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:31 am

Can't find it at http://www.newsleader.com/...

Maybe they only published this particular story in their paper newspaper.

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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by Minimalist » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:00 pm

I couldn't find a link to that story, either, however, I did find a .pdf file co-authored by Professor Broster.

http://web.utk.edu/~anthrop/research/Te ... 032008.pdf


Although I can't find a date on the report itself, he has a chart of the location of fluted points found in the continental US and that chart bears a date of 2005.

Of significance is this line from the conclusion:
In summary, the archaeology of Tennessee has the potential to explore many
continental and regional scale questions. The dense numbers of Paleoindian bifaces, as
well as the presence of a potentially pre-Clovis date at the Johnson site, have implications
for the colonization of the Americas.
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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by rick doninger » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:16 pm

TO ALL, HERE IS THE EMAIL FOR THE NEWS LEADER NEWSPAPER that did the levallois story....thenewsleader@netease.net
also a correction ; Dr. John Broster is with the tennessee State Archaeologists office not U.T.

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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by Minimalist » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:17 pm

I'll send an email off to them on Monday, Rick. They're probably in church on Sunday. Maybe I'll use my title and everything!
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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by Minimalist » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:41 pm

Okay. We'll see what happens.

That e-mail addy looked a little odd so I found and used their systemic link.
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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by rick doninger » Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:54 pm

Min, if you send me an email address i will just forward the one sent me with the pdf of the article. Being tech challenged, thats the only way I know to do it..
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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by Minimalist » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:36 pm

Done
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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by Minimalist » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:13 am

Okay, with Rick's help, I have an image file of the story as it appeared.

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Read it quickly. If they claim a copyright violation we'll have to remove it.
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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by jw1815 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:15 pm

If this is really levallois technology, just imagine the implications of it!

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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by Rokcet Scientist » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:41 am

Minimalist wrote:Okay, with Rick's help, I have an image file of the story as it appeared.

Image


Read it quickly. If they claim a copyright violation we'll have to remove it.
The right side is missing.

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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by rick doninger » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:59 am

If so, the current migration theories,to very foundations of evolutionary theory.

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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by jw1815 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:04 am

If so, the current migration theories,to very foundations of evolutionary theory.
At the very least, some very early HSS in the Americas.

Or.....earlier, e.g. Neanderthal.

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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by Minimalist » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:28 am

Rokcet Scientist wrote:
Minimalist wrote:Okay, with Rick's help, I have an image file of the story as it appeared.

Image


Read it quickly. If they claim a copyright violation we'll have to remove it.
The right side is missing.

On a real computer you can hit Control Minus to make more of the image visible. I'm not sure what you can do with those Macs of yours.

:D
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Re: levallois in the United States

Post by Leona Conner » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:20 pm

If it works for anybody could you please inform those of us what it says. I have a "real" computer and it doesn't work.

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