Dry Creek

Archaeology and Paleoecology of a Late Pleistocene Alaskan Hunting Camp

Author: W. Roger Powers,R. Dale Guthrie,John F. Hoffecker

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623495393

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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With cultural remains dated unequivocally to 13,000 calendar years ago, Dry Creek assumed major importance upon its excavation and study by W. Roger Powers. The site was the first to conclusively demonstrate a human presence that could be dated to the same time as the Bering Land Bridge. As Powers and his team studied the site, their work verified initial expectations. Unfortunately, the research was never fully published. Dry Creek: The Archaeology and Paleoecology of a Late Pleistocene Alaskan Hunting Camp is ready to take its rightful place in the ongoing research into the peopling of the Americas. Containing the original research, this book also updates and reconsiders Dry Creek in light of more recent discoveries and analysis.
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Lithic Technological Organization and Paleoenvironmental Change

Global and Diachronic Perspectives

Author: Erick Robinson,Frédéric Sellet

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319644076

Category: Social Science

Page: 341

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The objective of this edited volume is to bring together a diverse set of analyses to document how small-scale societies responded to paleoenvironmental change based on the evidence of their lithic technologies. The contributions bring together an international forum for interpreting changes in technological organization - embracing a wide range of time periods, geographic regions and methodological approaches.​ ​As technology brings more refined information on ancient climates, the research on spatial and temporal variability of paleoenvironmental changes. In turn, this has also broadened considerations of the many ways that prehistoric hunter-gatherers may have responded to fluctuations in resource bases. From an archaeological perspective, stone tools and their associated debitage provide clues to understanding these past choices and decisions, and help to further the investigation into how variable human responses may have been. Despite significant advances in the theory and methodology of lithic technological analysis, there have been few attempts to link these developments to paleoenvironmental research on a global scale.
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From the Yenisei to the Yukon

Interpreting Lithic Assemblage Variability in Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene Beringia

Author: Ted Goebel,Ian Buvit

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603443215

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Who were the first people who came to the land bridge joining northeastern Asia to Alaska and the northwest of North America? Where did they come from? How did they organize technology, especially in the context of settlement behavior? During the Pleistocene era, the people now known as Beringians dispersed across the varied landscapes of late-glacial northeast Asia and northwest North America. The twenty chapters gathered in this volume explore, in addition to the questions posed above, how Beringians adapted in response to climate and environmental changes. They share a focus on the significance of the modern-human inhabitants of the region. By examining and analyzing lithic artifacts, geoarchaeological evidence, zooarchaeological data, and archaeological features, these studies offer important interpretations of the variability to be found in the early material culture the first Beringians. The scholars contributing to this work consider the region from Lake Baikal in the west to southern British Columbia in the east. Through a technological-organization approach, this volume permits investigation of the evolutionary process of adaptation as well as the historical processes of migration and cultural transmission. The result is a closer understanding of how humans adapted to the diverse and unique conditions of the late Pleistocene.
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Recent Mammals of Alaska

Author: Stephen O. MacDonald,Joseph A. Cook

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 1602230722

Category: Nature

Page: 387

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From the polar bear and the gray wolf to the walrus and river otter, there are 115 species of mammals in Alaska that have never been fully catalogued until now. Biologists Joseph A. Cook and Stephen O. MacDonald have compiled here the first comprehensive guide to all of Alaska’s mammals, big and small, endearing and ferocious. Through extensive fieldwork and research the authors have produced a unique and authoritative reference. Detailed entries for each species include distribution and taxonomic information, status, habitat, and fossil history. Appendices include quick reference listings of mammal distribution by region, specimen locations, conservation status, and the incidence of Pleistocene mammals. The guide is generously illustrated with line drawings by Alaskan artist W. D. Berry and includes several maps indicating populations and locations of species. Mammals of Alaska will be an accessible, easy to use source for scholars and hobbyists alike.
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People and Wildlife in Northern North America

Essays in Honor of R. Dale Guthrie

Author: Russell Dale Guthrie

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 306

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The collection of 22 papers gathered to honour Russell Dale Guthrie, archaeologist, anthropologist, and palaeonthologist who is working on a wide variety of quaternary and evolutionary topics related to the northern parts of North America. The volume is divided into three sections, Paleoecology, Archaeology and Methods. The topics range from palaeoecology and archaeology of British Columbia, fauna of Canada and Alaska, prehistoric faunal remains on the north coast of North America to examination of butchering sites, hunting strategies, studies of food utility indices etc. Editorial Assistants: Meg L. Thornton, Tom Flanigan, Joshua Reuther and Mark C. Diab. Contributors: P.M. Anderson, P.M. Bowers, J.W. Brink, L.B. Brubaker, A. Cannon, R. DeAngelo, A. Demma, M.C. Diab, J.C. Driver, A.S. Dyke, J. Fee, T.M. Friesen, D.M. Georgina, S.C. Gerlach, T.E. Gillispie, R.D. Guthrie, D. Hanson, G. Hare, C.R. Harington, J.L. Hofman, B. Kooyman, K.D. Kusmer, A.P. McCartney, A. Magoun, P. Matheus, R.O. Mills, M.L. Moss, M. Nagy, W.W. Oswalt, B. Saleeby, D.L. Sandgathe, R. Sattler, J.M. Savelle, A.V. Sher, R.O. Stephenson, M.L. Thornton, L.C. Todd, P. Valkenberg, D.M. Vinson and D.R. Yesner.
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Digging in the Dirt

Excavation in a New Millennium : Session Proceedings

Author: Geoff Carver,European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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These papers, from three sessions organised by the EAA between 1999 and 2001 or from the XIVth Congress of the UPSPP in 2001, have been gathered together as an anecdote to Anglo-American theoretical approaches to archaeology. Their aim is to bring methodology back to the fore, to test the solidity of the data collected from the field before it is manipulated by the `ivory towers' of theory. The 39 papers, which include detailed analyses as well as brief abstracts, are divided into ten sections: defining the problem; the state of the art; theoretical perspectives; single context planning and the MoLAS system; exporting single context planning; critical perspectives; recording stratigraphy; a question of scale; startigraphy and geoarchaeology; looking to the future. Excavation methodologies are examined from across the world and cover sites from all periods including Iron Age Estonia, Russian peat sites, Newgate Street Prison in London, Irish burnt mounds, German and POlish archaeology, Swedish urban archaeology, Palaeolithic France and Alaska.
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Human and faunal relationships reviewed

an archaeozoological approach

Author: Eduardo Corona M.,Joaquín Arroyo-Cabrales

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 121

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This is a compilation of papers devoted to diverse archaeozoological issues. Most of the contributions are based on lectures given at the Seminario Relaciones Hombre-Fauna (Human - Fauna Relationships Seminar) organized by the Laboratorio de Arqueozoologia and sponsored by the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, the Mexican federal agency at charge of preserving the palaeontological, anthropological and historical heritages of the country. Contents: 1) Human and fauna relationships, a look from paleocology to taphonomy (Eduardo Corona-m. and Joaquin Arroyo Cabrales); 2) Paleoecologia y sistematica de los equidos y gonfoterios fosiles de America del Sur (Maria Teresa Alberdi); 3) Perezosos antillanos: extincion y convivencia con aborigenes (Carlos Arredondo); 4) Earliest evidence for human-megafauna interaction in the Americas (Richard A. Farina y Reynaldo Castilla); 5) La complejidad de los sistemas ecologicos en la explicacion del registro arqueofaunistico de los cazadores recolectores de la isla grande de Tierra del Fuego (Sebastian Munoz); 6) Humans and other mammals in Prehispanic Chihuahua (William Merril y Celia Lopez); 7) Revelacion del color de caballos a partir de ADN antiguo y su implicacion en sociedades medievales (Cristina Valdiosera); 8) Human and animal taphonomy in Europe: A physical and chemical point of view (Colin Smith, Miranda Jans, Cristina Nielsen-Marsh and Matthew Collins); 9) One way to understand Mammoths: Lessons from actualistic studies of modern elephants (Gary Haynes); 10) Tafonomia de vertebrados en la Puna Argentina: Atricion y modificaciones oseas por carnivoros (Mariana Mondini); 11) El analisis de excretas desde la Etologia y la Arqueozoologia: el caso del lobo iberico (Isabel Barja y Eduardo Corona-M).
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