Flake Tools Stratified Below Paleo-Indian Artifacts Academic Article uri icon


  • In northwest Missouri, Lithic stage flake tools struck from prepared cores have been excavated underlying a Paleo-Indian fluted point assemblage. These assemblages were in two different loesses of the last glaciation. Thermoluminescent analysis of stone tools dates the Paleo-Indian occupations at 8690 +/- 1000 B.C. and 12,855 +/- 1500 B.C.; the Lithic stage occupations must be older than 13,000 B.C. on the basis of geologic correlation, lithic analysis, and cultural stratigraphy.

author list (cited authors)

  • Reagan, M. J., Rowlett, R. M., Farrison, E. G., Dort, W., Bryant, V. M., & Johannsen, C. J.

publication date

  • January 1, 1978 11:11 AM