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Photo 1 Keating Blog Part 2, representative point types


Representative sample of points recovered during the Keating excavation. Note that the point shown in the center of the bottom row was manufactured from jasper. This point is a Lamoka type which dates to the Archaic period (circa. 3000 B.C.). The material was possibly transported to the Keating Site from Centre County where Bald Eagle Jasper (Houserville) occurs near the Penn State Campus at State College. The West Branch of the Susquehanna drainage occurs only 16 miles (26 km) to the south of the Keating Site. Other points shown in the photo include possible (top row) Otter Creek, Genesee, and Meadowood; (bottom row): Normanskill, Lamoka, and possible Brewerton.) Photograph by Allegheny Archaeological Research, September 24, 2015.

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