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JAN 2020 CSASI

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Dreams do come true! These two Saddleface type bannerstones were uncovered together as a cache by Larry Tolliver in June of 2019. He was hunting for arrowheads in the afternoon in the vincity of Salt Creek in Monroe County, Indiana, when he happened upon them. He originally passed over the artifacts once and his hunting partner passed over them twice! When at last he spotted them, he saw only one and thought it was a “strange looking brick.” The other bannerstone was right next to it. They were buried perpendicular to the ground (i.e. straight up). Both are made of gneiss and have been prehistorically polished. The bannerstone at the front measures 3 inches in length. The one in the rear is 4 inches in length and is only partially drilled. According to David Lutz in his book The Archaic Bannerstone: Its Chronological History and Purpose from 6000B.C. to 1000 B.C., this style is one of the most prolific patterns of the Late Archaic time period. He asserts that the Saddleface evolved from the Tube bannerstone, and that the knobs on the ends were made to imitate the horns on deer.
Collection of Larry Tolliver, Harrordsburg, Indiana

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Message from the Editor
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Southeastern Council Pipes
Dr. Sandy B. Carter, Jr.
4
Middle Tennessee Hornstone
Todd Irvine
8
Obituary: James C. Cox
10
Surface Hunting Mississippian Sites in Missouri
Ron Bogg
11
Crescents: Transverse Points or Multipurpose Tools?
Dewey Deitz
12
Old Peoria Road
Paul Herrick
17
Obituary: Richard M. Burnett
18
What is the Smallest Three-Quarter Groove Axe?
Dr. David A. Easterla
19
Radiocarbon Dates for Old Copper in Rusk County
Gordon K. Morris and Jack Steinbring
20
Paleo Observations from a Field Collector
Robert Moyer
23
Something Extraordinary
Steven R. Cooper
28
Right Place at the Right Time:Timing is Every Thing
Ron Harris
30
The Rarest of the Rare: A Cache of Earspools
Joe Kinker
32
Perhaps the Only One? A Prehistoric Gorge
Jimmy Mattingly
34
A Darn Good Excuse
David Marlof
35
Did Polynesians Visit the Prehistoric Americas?
E.J. Neiburger
36
Tracing an Artifact’s History:
The Story of a Channeled Gouge from Massachusetts
Bill Moody
44
The Brain
C.J. O’Neill
46
A Single Component Site in Sumner County, Tennessee
Leroy Irons
47
Beaded Knife Sheaths of the American Indian
Peter G. Murphy and Alice J. Murphy
49
The Real and Not So Real - Part Two
Steven R. Cooper
50
Archaeology and Artifacts
David H. Dye
51
Membership Application / CSAJ back issues
52
Officers and Societies
53
Calendar of Events
56