Bladelet Polish: a lithic analysis of Spracklen (33GR1585), an upland Hopewell campsite

Tyler R. E. Heneghan, Illinois State University

Imported from ProQuest Heneghan_ilstu_0092N_11249.pdf


This thesis builds upon recent investigations at Spracklen (33GR1585), a small upland site in Greene County, Ohio. The presence of non-local cherts, bladelets, and bladelet cores indicates a Middle Woodland Ohio Hopewell occupation. Raw material sourcing, debitage analyses, and a use-wear analysis uncovered that Spracklen functioned as a logistical hunting campsite. Its people utilized bladelets for butchery and hide-working processes. This information provides new insights into Hopewellian life in the uplands and its place within Hopewell community organization.