This comparative trait list from Watson’s 1950 article on the Optima focus is typical of the culture historical approach taken by many American archeologists of the day. Such comparisons were used to judge the relationship among sites and cultures. Such a” check-list” approach is considered too simplistic today. From the Bulletin of the Texas Archeological and Paleontological Society, Volume 21, courtesy of the TAS. (Note this is only the first page of a 5-page table.)
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