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The analysis of the lithic materials from the Elam site reveals an Early Woodland and an Upper Mississippian occupation of the site, with a minor Late Archaic component also present. Correlations are made between chert types identified and their temporal significance. Based upon the lithic debitage and the tools recovered, it is interpreted that the Elam site was a flintknapping locale in Mississippian times, but was not used as such by the earlier inhabitants. The lithic inventory of the Upper Mississippian component suggests a spring and early summer occupation, an hypothesis supported by the floral and faunal data.
Campbell, Amy L., "An Analysis and Interpretation of the Lithic Assemblage at the Elam Site (20 AE 195), Allegan County, Michigan" (1984). Honors Theses. 1429.
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