Bipoints Before Clovis

Trans-Oceanic Migrations and Settlement of Prehistoric Americas

by Wm Jack Hranicky

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Synopsis

This archaeological publication covers the development, definition, classification, and world-wide deployment of the lithic bipoint and includes numerous photographs, drawings, and maps. Lithic bipoint technology originated 75,000 years ago, and it continued to the discovery of metal for tools. It was brought into the U.S. on both coasts; the Pacific Coast introduction was around 17,000 years ago and the Atlantic Coast was 23,000 years ago. This book presents and discusses bipoints from nearly every U.S. state. Bipoint function, usage, and resharpening are also presented. The book is indexed and has extensive references.

About The Author

Jack Hranicky is a retired government contractor who has been involved with archaeology as a full-time passion for over 40 years. His main interest is the Paleo-Indian period, but he has worked in all facets of American archaeology. Mr. Hranicky taught anthropology at the Northern Virginia Community College and St Johns College, and has published over 200 papers and over 25 books about archaeology. He has served as president of the Archeological Society of Virginia (ASV) and Eastern States Archeological Federation (ESAF), been past chairman of the Alexandria Archaeology Commission, and he is a charter member of the Registry of Professional Archaeologists (RPA). He runs the Virginia Rockart Survey and the McCary Fluted Point Survey. Mr. Hranicky received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Authentic Artifact Collectors Association (AACA) in 2010.