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Update on Turkeytail Fulton Cache recently recovered in KY

Story and photos by Monty R. Pennington

I received a call from one of our members of the AFACA yesterday

Update on Turkeytail Fulton Cache recently recovered in KY

The Story Continues...

(see the cache at table # 67 at the expo)   

I wanted to announce that Dr. Michael Gramley agreed to take over the science associated with the cache.   According to Dr. Gramley of the ASAA, this was the first time that any material related to a "Killed" Turkeytail cache has been recovered that would afford the scientific community an opportunity to study and hopefully glean some information as to the Why and When! Samples of the collected material was sent to Coral Gables and we received a good solid date on the cache of 2760 years BP +/- 60 years!

Also, we have set up a place where we can spread the cache out to examine and sort.  We have been going through the pieces we have determined that they size of the cache based on a tail count is around 220 blades. Another interesting note........ in studing the blades and flaking Speedy thinks that the WHOLE cache was made by at least 7 different knappers, but probably no more than 10 total individuals!

I also wanted thank everyone who came by Table # 67 and congratulated Speedy at the 2004 AACA Expo!

I have included a few photos of Speedy's progress on the cache.

Sincerely,

Monty R. Pennington

Above and below .......  cache finder Speedy Denny still grinning!

 



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