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My Thrilling Discovery
Seth Pratt Phillips, University of Arizona (June 23, 2022)—During my time spent learning and practicing experimental archaeology, I went to Mule Creek to search for obsidian. People have obtained obsidian for making tools from this local source for millennia. Having just learned how to use a...
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. ...
Student Post: For the Love of Obsidian
By Deborah L. Huntley, Preservation Archaeologist Jordan Taher's encounter with the Mule Creek obsidian source has been a pilgrimage of sorts: One of the main reasons I wanted to attend the Archaeology Southwest-University of Arizona Preservation Archaeology field school at Mule Cree...