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Bone Bed 2

 
Paleoindian projectile points from Bone Bed 2. From left to right are two Plainview points, a Midland, Plainview, and Folsom. Photo by Milton Bell.
Paleoindian projectile points from Bone Bed 2. From left to right are two Plainview points, a Midland, Plainview, and Folsom. Photo by Milton Bell.

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Plainview point from Bone Bed 2. Photo by Milton Bell.
Plainview point from Bone Bed 2. Photo by Milton Bell.

Drawings of Bone Bed 2 projectile points by Hal Story. Upper two specimens are possibly Clovis point fragments identified by Michael Collins.
Drawings of Bone Bed 2 projectile points by Hal Story. Upper two specimens are possibly Clovis point fragments identified by Michael Collins.
Midland point from Bone Bed 2. Identification by Michael Collins. Photo by Milton Bell.
Midland point from Bone Bed 2. Identification by Michael Collins. Photo by Milton Bell.

Untyped point fragment from Bone Bed 2. Photo by Milton Bell.
Untyped point fragment from Bone Bed 2. Photo by Milton Bell.

Plainview point from Bone Bed 2. Photo by Milton Bell.
Plainview point from Bone Bed 2. Photo by Milton Bell.

Possible Clovis point fragment from Bone Bed 2. Identification by Michael Collins. Photo by Milton Bell.
Possible Clovis point fragment from Bone Bed 2. Identification by Michael Collins. Photo by Milton Bell.

Drawings of Bone Bed 2 projectile points by Hal Story. Upper right is the possible Midland point identified by Michael Collins. Remaining specimens are Plainview points.
Drawings of Bone Bed 2 projectile points by Hal Story. Upper right is the possible Midland point identified by Michael Collins. Remaining specimens are Plainview points.

Bone Bed 3

Bifaces and dart points from Bone Bed 3 showing contrast between those heavily damaged by fire (two bifaces on left) and those that remained intact (two Castroville points on right). Photo by Milton Bell.
Bifaces and dart points from Bone Bed 3 showing contrast between those heavily damaged by fire (two bifaces on left) and those that remained intact (two Castroville points on right). Photo by Milton Bell.

Castroville-like "Group C" dart points (top row) and Group D dart point (bottom row) from Bone Bed 3. Photo by Milton Bell.
Castroville-like "Group C" dart points (top row) and Group D dart point (bottom row) from Bone Bed 3. Photo by Milton Bell.

Untyped side- and corner-notched dart points from Bone Bed 3.
Untyped side- and corner-notched dart points from Bone Bed 3.
Castroville-like "Group A" dart points from Bone Bed 3. Photo by Milton Bell.
Castroville-like "Group A" dart points from Bone Bed 3. Photo by Milton Bell.

Castroville-like "Group E" dart points from Bone Bed 3. Photo by Milton Bell.
Castroville-like "Group E" dart points from Bone Bed 3. Photo by Milton Bell.

Untyped, heavily fire-damaged dart point fragments from Bone Bed 3. Photo by Milton Bell.
Untyped, heavily fire-damaged dart point fragments from Bone Bed 3. Photo by Milton Bell.

Castroville-like "Group B" dart points from Bone Bed 3. Photo by Milton Bell.
Castroville-like "Group B" dart points from Bone Bed 3. Photo by Milton Bell.

Montell dart point from Bone Bed 3. Photo by Milton Bell.
Montell dart point from Bone Bed 3. Photo by Milton Bell.

Untyped, heavily fire-damaged dart point fragments from Bone Bed 3. Photo by Milton Bell.
Untyped, heavily fire-damaged dart point fragments from Bone Bed 3. Photo by Milton Bell.

Fiber Layer

Three painted pebbles found together in the Fiber Layer. Photo by Milton Bell.
Three painted pebbles found together in the Fiber Layer. Photo by Milton Bell.

Atlatl (throwing stick) fragment (hook side up) from Fiber Layer. Photo by Milton Bell.
Atlatl (throwing stick) fragment (hook side up) from Fiber Layer. Photo by Milton Bell.

Larger of the pair of sandals from Fiber Layer. Total length is about 10 inches. Photo by Milton Bell.
Larger of the pair of sandals from Fiber Layer. Total length is about 10 inches. Photo by Milton Bell.

Cut sotol leaf. The dark color and glossy appearance show that this leaf was removed from the outside of a baked sotol bulb. Photo by Milton Bell.
Cut sotol leaf. The dark color and glossy appearance show that this leaf was removed from the outside of a baked sotol bulb. Photo by Milton Bell.

Painted pebble from the Fiber Layer, color-enhanced to bring out design. Photo by Milton Bell.
Painted pebble from the Fiber Layer, color-enhanced to bring out design. Photo by Milton Bell.

Quids (wads of chewed fibrous material) from Fiber Layer. Photo by Milton Bell.
Quids (wads of chewed fibrous material) from Fiber Layer. Photo by Milton Bell.

Smaller of the pair of sandals from Fiber Layer. Total length is about 7 inches. Photo by Milton Bell.
Smaller of the pair of sandals from Fiber Layer. Total length is about 7 inches. Photo by Milton Bell.

Late Archaic dart points from the Fiber Layer. Photo by Milton Bell.
Late Archaic dart points from the Fiber Layer. Photo by Milton Bell.

Atlatl (throwing stick) fragment (hook side down) from Fiber Layer. Total length of pieced-together fragment is about 8 inches. Photo by Milton Bell.
Atlatl (throwing stick) fragment (hook side down) from Fiber Layer. Total length of pieced-together fragment is about 8 inches. Photo by Milton Bell.

Matched pair of sandals from Fiber Layer. The smaller sandal is missing part of its length due to poor preservation. Total length of the larger one is about 10 inches. Photo by Milton Bell.
Matched pair of sandals from Fiber Layer. The smaller sandal is missing part of its length due to poor preservation. Total length of the larger one is about 10 inches. Photo by Milton Bell.

Small sandal fragment from Fiber Layer. Photo by Milton Bell.
Small sandal fragment from Fiber Layer. Photo by Milton Bell.

Castroville points, probably from Fiber Layer, similar to those found in Bone Bed 3. Photo by Milton Bell.
Castroville points, probably from Fiber Layer, similar to those found in Bone Bed 3. Photo by Milton Bell.