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Points on Points: A Reply to Flenniken and Raymond
David Hurst Thomas
Vol. 51, No. 3 (Jul., 1986), pp. 619-627
Published by: Society for American Archaeology
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/281758
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Three rather redundant papers (Flenniken 1984, 1985; Flenniken and Raymond 1986) recently questioned the efficacy and validity of my research on Great Basin projectile point types (especially Thomas 1970, 1981, 1983b). These articles reflect a distorted view of how lithic studies articulate with today's archaeology, betraying serious misunderstandings about the objectives and methods of contemporary archaeology. While I am generally sympathetic with experimental approaches, these particular interpretations and recommendations require rethinking.
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