Newberry Crater: a ten-thousand-year record of human by Thomas J. Connolly

By Thomas J. Connolly

The study during this quantity derives from investigations carried out in reference to proposed widening and realignment of the Paulina-East Lake road, positioned in the caldera of Newberry Volcano. Formal overview of thirteen localities and knowledge recovers at 4 websites produced a wealth of knowledge concerning human makes use of of the caldera and neighborhood during the Holocene.Initial reviews have been performed in 1990 at 9 websites. textual content excavations the subsequent 12 months have been performed at 4 extra localities. the result of info restoration excavations undertaken at 4 websites in 1992 are pronounced during this quantity.

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Obsidian Source Analysis 157 Sampling Rationale 157 Results and Discussion .. 157 Summary 163 13. Distribution of Newberry Caldera Obsidians (Richard E. Hughes And Thomas J. Connolly) 166 Background 166 Chronological Background 166 The Age of the Newberry Obsidian Flows . 166 The Age of Quarry-Related Archaeological Sites within the Caldera 166 Additional Chronological Information from outside the Caldera 170 Newberry-Area Obsidian Nomenclature 170 The Data and Distributions 170 Caveats 172 Comments on the Data and Distributions 172 Summary Comments 173 14.

157 Summary 163 13. Distribution of Newberry Caldera Obsidians (Richard E. Hughes And Thomas J. Connolly) 166 Background 166 Chronological Background 166 The Age of the Newberry Obsidian Flows . 166 The Age of Quarry-Related Archaeological Sites within the Caldera 166 Additional Chronological Information from outside the Caldera 170 Newberry-Area Obsidian Nomenclature 170 The Data and Distributions 170 Caveats 172 Comments on the Data and Distributions 172 Summary Comments 173 14. Obsidian Hydration Analysis (Thomas J.

While he considers the model of broad-spectrum foraging derived from Steward's (1938) ethnography an apt interpretive tool for the archaeology of the central Great Basin, Aikens (1994:43) considers it clearly inappropriate to explicate the archaeological remains of complex collectors and farmers that rimmed the Basin's edges in the past. He refers to the "amoebalike expansions and contractions" of people "across the tension zone between Great Basin and surrounding environments" that may have repeatedly occurred throughout the Holocene.

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