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Analysis of Paleoindian Site Structure and Toolstone Procurement at the Overlook Site (26CH3413), Churchill County, Nevada
Based on lithic studies, it appears that the early inhabitants of the Great Basin were mobile, far-ranging, and possessed a flexible lithic toolkit. They left behind traces of ephemeral, often redundant, occupations across ...
An Experimental Program to Evaluate Proposed Functions of Crescents from the Western United States
Crescents are generally lunate bifaces associated with terminal Pleistocene/early Holocene assemblages in the western U.S. and are commonly found near relict lakeshores, marshes, and the Pacific Coast. Many hypotheses ...
Terminal Pleistocene/Early Holocene Cave Use in Oregon’s Fort Rock Basin: An Examination of Western Stemmed Tradition Projectile Point Assemblages from Fort Rock Cave, Cougar Mountain Cave, and the Connley Caves
Luther Cressman’s pioneering investigations of northwestern Great Basin caves in the late 1930’s established that humans were in the region during the terminal Pleistocene/early Holocene (TP/EH) (~16,000-8300 cal BP). The ...
Assessing the Chronological Variation within Western Stemmed Tradition Projectile Points
Western Stemmed Tradition (WST) projectile points exhibit considerable morphological variability, which may reflect differences in function, ethnolinguistic affiliation, resharpening/rejuvenation, or age. In this thesis I ...