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This lithic cast was done as part of a teaching collection representing the Western Stemmed Tradition archaeological finds.,  It was sent to Occpaleo for molding and casting in 2019.  This  unique example comes from Lake Oswego, Oregon, found in 1995.  It is from the John Cockrell collection(RSF 242/11505) Researchers Bruce Kaiser and Richard Shipley provided a collection of projectile points and knives in order to creat this collection.   This artifact is unusual for the Haskett tradition, with the use of a white flint for raw material choice..  It is likelyTosawihi, also known as Battle Mountain Chert. The quarries are in north central Nevada, not far from the Black Rock Desert. The material is in the traditional territory and was used by the Western Shoshone Indians, giving them the name the White Knife Shoshone It measures 121 mm long and 25mm wide.

Research done by the Far Western Anthropological Research Group/Daron Duke has pushed the time of the Western Stemmed Tradition back further into the Paleoindian period, with dating as far back as 12,000 years ago. One of the points in the study from Utah's Great Salt Lake region tested showed elephant/probiscidean blood residue, showing use for large thrusting and throwing spears. This artifact is one of the largest known, and is a complete and undamaged example of the regional type.   (cast copyright Occpaleo 2020)

Haskett Projectile Point Cast

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