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The Big Black Site (32DU955C)

A Folsom Complex Workshop in the Knife River Flint Quarry Area, North Dakota

Jerry D. William, Editor

$50.00

Three years of intensive excavations at this site revealed multiple Folsom occupational levels. Contributors present their analyses of nearly a thousand stone tools found during the study, including over two hundred Folsom points, preforms, and channel flakes.

 

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Three years of intensive excavations at the Big Black site—named after a 19th century Awatixa Hidatsa medicine bundle owner—have revealed multiple Folsom occupational levels. In this volume, individual contributors present their analyses of nearly a thousand stone tools that were found during the study, including over two-hundred Folsom points, pre-forms, and channel flakes.

With U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service support and assistance, the excavations at the Big Black site were part of a multi-year archaeology investigation of the Lake Ilo National Wildlife Refuge in western North Dakota. These comprehensive investigations also included work at the nearby Bobtail Wolf site. Along with a companion volume reporting on the Bobtail Wolf site (published by WSU Press, 2000), The Big Black Site (32DU955C) study presents essential new information on Paleoindian adaptations.

For a companion study, see—Matthew J. Root, ed., The Archaeology of the Bobtail Wolf Site: Folsom Occupation of the Knife River Flint Quarry Area, North Dakota (Pullman: Washington State University Press, 2000).

Illustrations / photographs / maps / references / 320 pages (2001)

 

Recognition

“Root at Bobtail Wolf and William at Big Black and their respective teams have provided an essential bit of information about Folsom people in North America. At $50.00 apiece the data-filled reports are not for classroom use, but they are essential research references for Paleoindian scholars working in the Americas…Root’s description and discussion of the Bobtail Wolf site excavations and analysis is a masterful exegesis of the information that can be derived by a committed team of researchers from a site and assemblage that is less than ideal.”—Plains Anthropologist

Additional information

Weight 1.88 oz
Dimensions 11 x 8.5 in
Format

Paperback