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
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
Monty R. Pennington
Above and below ....... cache finder Speedy Denny