Animation of the Day: Savannah River Point from the Doerschuk Site, North Carolina

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL)

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Today’s animation is a Savannah River point from the Doerschuck Site, North Carolina. This point was scanned on August 5, 2014 in the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The point is illustrated as Point A in Figure 37 on Page 42 of Coe’s 1964 work “Formative Cultures of the Carolina Piedmont,” Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 54, Part 5.

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This point, as well as others from Coe’s (1964) monograph, were scanned to aid in the creation of a digital projectile point typology funded by the Department of Defense’s Legacy Program, as detailed here.

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