By using a projectile-point identification system developed by David Hurst Thomas called the Thomas Key, Cassinelli was able to type and date nearly every piece in the collection.
The survey and testing resulted in the recording of 151 pieces of debitage and one Late Paleoindian projectile point.
The projectile point was initially identified as a Middle Archaic Mc Kean lanceolate, but the presence of basal margin grinding and beveled resharpening suggest an affiliation with the Pryor Stemmed Complex (Frison 1973; Husted 1969; Pitblado 2003).
The Game Creek site was first recorded in September 2001 during a class III cultural resource inventory conducted by OWSA-Survey at the request of WYDOT (Eckles and Rosenberg 2002).
Initial work at the site consisted of a systematic pedestrian survey and the excavation of six shovel tests.
Eakin and Eckerle (2004) identified five sedimentary units on the T3 terrace (Strata I through V).
In the early 1990s, Dennis Cassinelli inherited a collection of Great Basin Indian artifacts from a relative.
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