GEOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF THE GEORGE SMITH LITHIC ARTIFACTS USING PORTABLE X-RAY FLUORESENCE**
The Middle Woodland period witnessed elaborate social and economic networks involving several different sites. While the Hopewell Interaction Sphere (HIS) typifies the level of trade and exchange among large sites like Leake located in north Georgia, smaller sites were engaged in resource extraction activities. One of the critical components of these economic networks was the extraction of stone resources to create lithic tools. Investigations at the George Smith Site, located in Bartow County, Georgia, have revealed significant quantities of lithic material. This paper seeks to determine the source of the stone used to create the lithic material found at the George Smith Site by examining their geochemical makeup.
Roberts*, Dane and Moss*, Bryan
"GEOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF THE GEORGE SMITH LITHIC ARTIFACTS USING PORTABLE X-RAY FLUORESENCE**,"
Georgia Journal of Science, Vol. 81, No. 1, Article 124.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol81/iss1/124