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Defining the undefined: A projectile point sequence of Canada's southwestern boreal forest

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(Thesis) M.A.
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Author: Hogan, Jen
A well-constructed cultural sequence is a valuable archaeological tool that is still needed for the Boreal Forest of northeastern British Columbia. Several previous projects have presented projectile point sequences for the region, but these are constrained by a lack of reliable dates and thus the need to rely on comparisons to other regions. To add to this work, I surveyed and recorded a collection of projectile points recovered during previous archaeological work and used these artifacts to separate out groups with enough internal similarity to constitute a "type." I explored the use of various methods of quantitative analysis to look for subtle variations that could separate artifacts into these types, but ultimately visual examination proved to be the best method for identifying similar artifacts within the collection. I used the few reliable dates available to place each type into temporal context and add further detail to existing sequences.
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Thesis advisor: Driver, Jonathan
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