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Cache of Ancient Tobacco Quids Identified in Cave Deposit
Cache of Ancient Tobacco Quids Identified in Cave Deposit Dozens of small, fiber-wrapped bundles discovered in a cave in Arizona have been found to contain wild tobacco, the first scientific evidence suggesting that Ancestral Puebloans of the prehistoric Southwest chewed tobacco for personal use, ar...
Flakes, Points, and Little Obsidian Discs
Stacy Ryan, Lithics Lab Director, Preservation Archaeology Field School Now that excavations at the Dinwiddie site are complete, the students are focused on writing detailed summaries about what we’ve learned these past five weeks. Our days here have been incredibly full with fieldwork, ceramics ...
Learning Lithics at Mule Creek
By Stacy Ryan For me, the words "Mule Creek" have always brought to mind the obsidian from this area, which people in the past used to make stone tools, and which was widely distributed. For this reason, Mule Creek is an especially interesting place to teach students about flaked stone technology. ...