Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"A recent illustration (I penciled sketched) of an Inuit attacing a stone projectile onto a 'lance' shaft. Typically these fragile stone blades were carried around in a wooden 'blade' shaped containers to protect  them from damage as the hunter required them. It is not uncommon to discover 'cached blades' in an archaeological excavation.  The hunters often buried the blades to protect them from damage and relied on memory to retrieve them (actually many are within the subterranean house sites).  The goal is to discover such a cache, as I have not been able to date...I do not excavate but discover 'surface' finds."

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