The April meeting of the Saginaw Valley Chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society Will be held Thursday, 5 March 2018, at 7:00 pm, here at the Castle Museum. See the official announcement, copied below, for details on what is certain to be an interesting and informative program. As always, the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Saginaw Valley Chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society
April Chapter meeting, Thursday, April 5, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Morley Room, Castle Museum of Saginaw County History, 500 Federal Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48607
Current Research Status of the Hipwater Locale: A Parkhill Phase Paleoindian Retooling Location
William A. Lovis, Michigan State University
Abstract: The Hipwater Locale is a small Parkhill phase Paleoindian site, or one part of a larger site, located in south central Michigan. There is a limited assemblage of fluted Barnes bifaces, unfluted bifaces, core fragments, and fire cracked rock, with at least one major group of refits. The site location and the small assemblage were subjected to a range of different analyses, including interpretation of site location and integrity, stages of organization of lithic reduction, protein residue analysis, microwear analysis, and pXRF elemental analysis of tool stone sources. Current outcomes of these various analyses are reported and a preliminary synthesis will be undertaken.
The March meeting was canceled due to weather. The decision to cancel was made late in the day, and while steps were taken to contact members, several persons did not receive notification. We apologize for the inconvenience that this caused. A gentle reminder: if you have not submitted an email address or telephone number we will not be able to contact you in the event of a future cancellation.