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Analysis of Redeposited Artifacts McFaddin Beach Texas

Analysis of Redeposited Artifacts McFaddin Beach Texas

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Stright, M. J., E. M. Lear, and J. F. Bennett, 1999, Spatial Data Analysis of Artifacts Redeposited by Coastal Erosion: A Case Study of McFaddin Beach, Texas. US Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Metairie, Louisiana.
Stright, M. J., E. M. Lear, and J. F. Bennett, 1999, Spatial Data Analysis of Artifacts Redeposited by Coastal Erosion: A Case Study of McFaddin Beach, Texas. US Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Metairie, Louisiana.

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Figure 39 shows the distribution of Hell Gap artifacts within the study area. There

are only three Hell Gap artifacts (all projectile points) in the study collection, but the fact

Figure 39. Hell Gap Artifacts

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LV 325

LV 14

CN 7

Definitely Hell Gap

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that two (LV 14 and LV 325) occur within 467 meters of each other may be significant.

Of these two artifacts, one (LV 325) is only slightly worn and has no visible patina, and

the other (LV 14) is heavily worn. Because the more heavily worn artifact is actually

slightly heavier (7.7 grams) and was found much earlier (August 1991) than the slightly

worn artifact, which was found in December 1995 and weighs 5.7 grams, it does not

appear that they originate from a single site location despite their relatively close

occurrence. The third Hell Gap projectile point (CN 7), which occurs 7.1 kilometers to

the east of the other two Hell Gap projectile points, is also only slightly worn and has no

visible patina. It was found in May of 1991. The amount of wear, dates of find, and

locations of these three Hell Gap projectile points suggest that they are probably isolated

hunting losses. Because there were only three Hell Gap artifacts in the study collection, a

nearest-neighbor analysis could not be run.

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