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An Analysis of a Middle Holocene Faunal Assemblage from the Matcharak Peninsula Site in Alaska’s Brooks Range (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 404590] Joseph Keeney.

The Matcharak Peninsula Site (AMR-196), located in the central Brooks Range of Arctic Alaska, contains a mid-Holocene archaeological assemblage dating between 4,000 and 7,500 calBP and assigned to the Northern Archaic tradition. Excavations between 2010 and 2014 yielded hundreds of identifiable faunal specimens preserved in permafrost, making it one of the largest and most well-preserved faunal assemblages found in a Northern Archaic context. The assemblage has great potential for elucidating...


Historical Archaeological Test Report for the Milcon (Project P-657) Emergency Off-Base Water Supply Line Camp Pendleton, San Diego County, California (1995)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 341364] Adella B. Schroth. Dennis Gallegos.

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Landscape Domestication during the Middle Holocene in the Tropics: new data from Southwestern Amazonia (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 429223] Eduardo Neves.

There is good archaeological evidence that the Amazon basin was densely populated during the 2,000 years prior to the beginning of European colonization and that these populations promoted important landscape transformations. However, not much is known about patterns of landscape transformation during the Middle Holocene. This paper brings such data based on ongoing research on two archaeological sites in Southwestern Amazonia: Monte Castelo, a fluvial shellmound and Teotonio, an open air deeply...


Middle Holocene Hunter–Gatherer Archaeology in the Baikal Region, Siberia: Recent Developments and Future Directions (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 430737] Andrzej Weber.

Over the last 20 years, the Baikal Archaeology Project has invested much effort and many resources into research on Middle Holocene hunter–gatherers of the Cis-Baikal region in Siberia (~8300–3500 cal BP). Examination of new materials excavated by the project and analysis of previously accumulated archaeological collections produced many new insights on just about every aspect of Baikal’s hunter–gatherers. We now have a very good record of spatial and temporal variation in diet, subsistence,...


Production and Distribution of Fishing Artifacts on Mussel Shells (Choromytilus chorus) during the Middle Holocene on the coast of Taltal, Atacama Desert, Chile. (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 398230] Valentina Figueroa Larre. Carola Flores. Diego Salazar.

Two Middle Holocene residential camps (7500 to 45000 years cal B.P.) on the Atacama Desert Coast show differences in their mussel shell fishing tools (MSFT) assemblages. One archaeological site has a high abundance of fishhooks and mussel debris, together with the absence of fishing weights. The other site, 50 kilometers north, has low abundance of fishhooks and mussel debris, and the presence of fishing weights. The differences observed in the MSFT assemblages of these two sites, suggest the...


Relationships between Oceanographic and Social Changes on Fishermen Populations during the Middle Holocene. A case study from Taltal (25°C South), Northern Coast of Chile (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 430351] Carola Flores-Fernandez. Laura Olguin. Diego Salazar. Eugenia M. Gayo.

The existence of a marked paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic transition during the Middle Holocene on a global scale is well documented. Along the Pacific Coast of South America, temporal trends in the 14C reservoir effect during the Holocene show contrasting patterns between Southern Peru-Northern Chile and central Chile, pointing to significant changes in the structure of ocean currents and the origin of upwelling waters along coastal Northern Chile during the Holocene. The strong latitudinal...


Spatio-temporal variation in mortuary ‘skull cults’ among middle Holocene hunter–gatherers of the Baikal region, Siberia. (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 403809] Andrzej Weber. Vladimir Bazaliiskii.

Middle Holocene hunter–gatherers of the Cis-Baikal region in Siberia (~7500–3700 cal BP) are known for their rich mortuary record. The evidence provided by about 1300 individual burials documented from roughly 150 cemeteries of various size, contains frequent references to the heads of the deceased allocated special mortuary treatment. These ‘skull cults’ include peri-mortem decapitation, post-mortem head or skull removal from the grave or a treatment with fire or red ochre. While much has been...

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