Anthropology Department

2012 Student Scholars Day

2012 Student Scholars Day

Stefanie Gasko

Fluted Point Sites in Three Michigan Counties
Presenter: Stefanie Gasko

Understanding Paleoindian lifeways is a major question in North American archaeology, traditionally approached by studying the distribution of diagnostic stone tools. In central West Michigan, systematic survey and evaluation of Paleoindian archaeological sites is limited, precluding asking questions of subsistence and settlement. This research explores new data collected through a previously untapped resource, artifact collectors. Results of this study expanded the site record, providing a valuable resource for future inquiries in Paleoindian site location, but have failed to show any significant correlation between site location and environment. Further inquiry is needed to expand the sample size and explore other variables.

Mentor: Janet Brashler

Matthew Darnell
Stephanie Sicard
Aaron Howe
Emily Teall
Aaron Howe
Danielle Negus
Kelsey Davies
Stefanie Gasko
Jeffrey Mahowski
Jeffrey Mahowski
Caitlin Hoop
Mara Deckinga
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