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  • Best lithic info website?

    What are some better not as well know websites for lithic info? Especially Tennessee/Kentucky.

  • #2
    This looks like a good one.
    Lithic casting lasting has lots of good articles also.
    But most probably like this best.
    Last edited by JoshinMO; 08-23-2015, 12:52 AM. Reason: Fix again


    • #3
      Sorry if those are kind of a waste, has many lithic pictures to see though.
      And last but not least
      Thats one of the first sites that shows when i searched carter cave flint.
      Navigating the sites may be tricky.
      Last edited by JoshinMO; 08-23-2015, 01:10 AM.


      • #4
        Not a website, a google book, but you might get some useful info.....

        Rhode Island


        • #5
          Hey Coach I got this site bookmarked on my phone.

          Montani Semper Liberi


          • #6
            The best was when someone had a copy of Deregnaucourts book online. The Glenn Black lab at IU had a lot of great pictures online, not sure if they still do.

            Other than that, I like some of the dealer sites out there for seeing materials. They usually have decent pictures and use the same names we use vs geologists who sometimes use the geological formation name.
            Hong Kong, but from Indiana/Florida


            • #7
              Originally posted by clovisoid View Post
              ... The Glenn Black lab at IU had a lot of great pictures online, not sure if they still do...
              I removed the link to that website from the Information Center a while ago, because it stopped working. All of the onward links from here gave “not found” or “restricted access” messages when trying to access the database:

              However, the links from here were all working the last time I tried them:

              Although that is referred to as the “Chert Drawers” section of the database, it provides pictures of a wide variety of lithic material specimens other than cherts. The repository is divided into:

              - In-State Lithic Drawers (ie specimens from Iowa)

              - In-State Micro Lithic Drawers (Iowa specimens shown in detailed close-up)

              - Out-of-State Lithic Drawers (ie specimens from states other than Iowa)

              Within each of the above sections, the specimens are grouped by geological time period. Generally, it is difficult to navigate around the collection and impossible to have “see-at-a-glance” view of an entire group… but there are lots of great pictures to assist in identification and origin.

              In response to my question on the Laboratory’s Facebook page, I got his reply from April Sievert on behalf of the University of Indiana’s Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology on 19th March 2015:

              “The Lithic Raw Material Database was unlinked after a security issue with Drupal [the software package they use]. We are working to get that up and running again, but it may take a while. In the meantime feel free to contact us with questions and we can consult the database and provide you with images if you need them.”

              There is an email address bottom right of this page:
              I keep six honest serving-men (they taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who.