Satchell Complex

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The Satchell Complex is a cultural entity defined by archaeological site components in the Great Lakes Region of North America with artifact assemblages that contain stemmed or lanceolate bifaces made from greywacke (Kenyon 1980). The term has also been applied to cultures that made use of other macrocrystaline stones, like quartzite (Fitting 1970). This complex is identified in Michigan (Peske 1963; Brose 1976; Cufr 1973; Fitting 1970; Griffin 1964; Roosa 1966), Ohio and Ontario (Kenyon 1980). Suggested ages for Satchell Complex sites range from the Late Paleo-Indian Period through the Late Archaic Period.

Defining Sites and Characteristics



Brose, D.S.
1976 The Hospital and Academy Sites (20 MR 19, 121, and 123): Archaic Occupation in Monroe County, Michigan. Toledo Area Aboriginal Research Bulletin 5(2):1-29.
Cufr, R.J.
1973 Satchell Complex Sites in Northern Ohio and Monroe County, Michigan. Toledo Area Aboriginal Research Club Bulletin 2(3):1-25.
Fitting, J.E.
1970 The Archaeology of Michigan: A Guide to the Prehistory of the Great Lakes Region. Natural History Press, Garden City.
Griffin, J. B.
1964 The Northeast Woodlands Area. In Man in the New World, edited by J.D. Jennings and E. Norbeck, pp. 223-258, University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
Kenyon, I.T.
1980 The Satchell Complex in Ontario: A Perspective from the Ausable Valley. Ontario Archaeology 34:17-43.
Peske, G.R.
1963 Argillite of Michigan: A Preliminary Projectile Point Classification and Temporal Placement from Surface Materials. Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Art and Letters 48:557-566.
Roosa, W.B.
1966 The Warner School Site. Michigan Archaeologist 12(1):25-34.
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