Recording Clovis Points
Techniques, Examples, and Methods
About the Book
This book contains numerous methods and techniques for recording America’s oldest projectile point. The Clovis point is the best known prehistoric point in American archaeology. This publication contains sections on Clovis distributions, identifying Clovis points, Clovis position in prehistory, recording Clovis, lithic materials, over one thousand Clovis point examples, and an extensive set of references. One major topic is identifying the “true” Clovis point. And this publication offers ways and means to record and study Paleo points, such as: Clovis discovery history, typing points, description, distribution, using nomenclature, attributes, traits, using standards, concepts, modeling Clovis data, recording policy, ethics, analytical methods, recording procedures, practices, and processes. The book is four hundred plus pages, black and white, eight and a half by eleven inch format, and has a soft cover. The author has over forty years in American prehistoric studies and is a charter member of the Registry of Professional Archaeologists.
About the Author
Jack Hranicky is a retired US government contractor but has been involved with archaeology as a full-time passion for over forty years. His main interest is the Paleo-Indian period; however, he has worked in all facets of American archaeology. He has published over two hundred papers and over thirty-five books in archaeology, with his most recent being a two-volume, eight-hundred-page book with ten thousand artifacts on the material culture of Virginia. In Virginia, he is considered an expert on prehistoric stone tools and rock art. He is a charter member of the Registry of Professional Archaeologists (RPA). And since he joined the Archeological Society of Virginia (ASV) in 1966, he is its senior member. He taught anthropology at the Northern Virginia Community College and St. John’s College High School. This course was the first high school course in anthropology in the United States. He has delivered hundreds of archaeological papers at various amateur and professional conferences throughout the United States. He published the first popular publication in archaeology, called Popular Archaeology. In the 1980s, he served on the Society for American Archaeology’s Crabtree Award for the outstanding avocational archaeologist. In 2011, he was selected to serve again on this committee. He wrote an early amateur certification program, in which various forms of it are found in many state archaeological societies.