Nine ground stone artifacts were recovered, including a pestle, a maul, a net weight, three abrading stones, and 1 basalt artifact which was both flaked and ground and showed traces of hematite on its surface.
Ninety-one flaked stone artifacts were recovered.
- 21 projectile points and/or projectile point performs. Nineteen are chert or other cryptocystalline stone; one is basalt and one is petrified wood. Eight of the projectile points are arrow points which were probably made and used in the Harder Phase; two are dart points, which would place them in the earlier Tucannon Phase (see Leonhardy and Rice 1970).
- 12 knives. One is hafted using Dog Bane or Indian Hemp (Apocynum cannabinum).
- 4 bifaces. Three are chert and one is slate.
- 9 endscrapers
- 1 drill
- 2 basalt hammerstones. One is a modified cobble, the other is flaked
- 6 incising tools. Five are chert, one is petrified wood
- 1 unifacial basalt chopper
- 7 cores
- 15 retouched flakes which represent expedient tools
- 12 utilized flakes
- 2 tools of unknown function, one of basalt with hematite on one edge, the other of petrified wood
Fifty-four pieces of debitage were recovered; about 100 additional pieces of debitage are present in the unanalyzed level bags. This represents a relatively small amount of debitage and suggests that Squirt Cave was not a tool production site. Debitage produced was from the maintenance, sharpening, and reworking of tools. With the exception of seven obsidian artifacts, all ground and flaked stone artifacts are made from local materials: chert, basalt, petrified wood, metamorphic rock, quartzite, slate, argillite, and sandstone. Four additional pieces of obsidian are present in the unanalyzed level bags: one small flake core, one secondary reduction flake, and two unworked nodules. Neither Combes nor Endacott submitted obsidian for source analysis.