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Identifying Dart and Arrow Points in the Great Basin: A Reply to Hockett Et Al.

  • Geoffrey M. Smith (a1), Pat Barker (a2), Eugene M. Hattori (a3), Anan Raymond (a4) and Ted Goebel (a5)...

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Hockett et al. 's (2014) comment argues two points: (1) the Nicholarsen Cache does not contain both dart and arrow points;, and (2) the “early“ Elko points in our sample are Large Side-notched points. We appreciate their reanalysis of the Nicholarsen Cache points using a different approach, which leads them to the same conclusion made in our original article. Whereas we concede that one of the Elko points is difficult to classify and could be viewed as a Large Side-notched point, we find no evidence that the other specimen is anything but an Elko point directly dated to the middle Holocene.

En su comentario, Hockett et al (2014) argumentan dos cosas. Primero, sugieren que el depósito de Nicholarsen no contenga tanto puntos dardos como flechas. Además, proponen que los puntos tempranos de Elko identificados en nuestra muestra no sean de Elko sino que son puntos grandes con muescas laterales. Agradecemos el análisis que han realizado de los puntos del depósito de Nicholarsen. A pesar de abordarlo de manera distinta, han deducido las mismas conclusiones que nosotros. Aunque no discutimos que uno de los puntos de Elko es dificil de clasificar y pudiera ser visto como un punto grande con muescas laterales, insistimos en que no existe prueba alguna que el otro punto no sea de Elko y claramente procedente del periodo medio Holocene.

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Identifying Dart and Arrow Points in the Great Basin: A Reply to Hockett Et Al.

  • Geoffrey M. Smith (a1), Pat Barker (a2), Eugene M. Hattori (a3), Anan Raymond (a4) and Ted Goebel (a5)...

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