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The Historical Archaeology of Ore Milling: Ideas, Environment, and Technology
Changes in milling technology at the Cortez Mining District, a gold and silver mine located in a remote area of central Nevada, are examined through the study of five mills that were active between 1864 and 1944. Each mill ...
Pharo Village, Alluvial Geochronology, Climate, and Implications for Fremont Site Occupation and Abandonment
The results of geoarchaeological investigations at Pharo Village, a Fremont hamlet situated on a large alluvial fan in central Utah, are discussed in order to reveal ways in which changes in landform dynamics contributed ...
Keeping Up Appearances: Cosmetics in Sulphur, Nevada
Sulphur, Nevada is an abandoned mining settlement in northwestern Nevada that was settled in the early 20th century. Archaeological work conducted at the site in 2009 and 2010 revealed the presence of an unusual number ...
Quantifying the Pre-Archaic to Archaic Transition: A Study of Movement and Land-Use in the Old River Bed of Western Utah
Current models of prehistoric movement and land-use in the Old River Bed (ORB) of western Utah suggest that a wetland environment restricted Pre-archaic (pre-8,000 14C yr BP) occupants of the region to movement along a ...
Paleoindian Occupations in the Great Basin: A Comparative Study of Lithic Technological Organization, Mobility, and Landscape Use from Jakes Valley, Nevada
Previous research on Paleoindian occupations in the Great Basin has provided many more questions than answers. Central to understanding this early period is the relationship between its Western Fluted and Western Stemmed ...
Paleoethnobotany of the San Felice Villa Complex, Southern Italy
This project examines plant macroremains recovered from anthropogenic features dating to the 1st century A.D. at San Felice, an inland Roman villa site located in Puglia. The 1st century A.D. was a period of great ...
Cooperative Foraging Strategies and Technological Investment in the Western Great Basin: An Investigation of Archaeological Remains from the Winnemucca Lake Caves, Nevada
This thesis investigates evidence for the intensity and development of cooperative foraging strategies and investment in cordage and lithic technologies through time in the western Great Basin. It specifically addresses ...
A Diachronic Study of Land-Use in the Bodie Hills, Mono County, California
This thesis presents the results of a study to test hypotheses related to diachronic shifts in land-use and obsidian use in the Bodie Hills region of eastern California. The Bodie Hills obsidian source is the northernmost ...