Promontory Culture (Other Keyword)

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Insights into Prehistoric Footwear Landscapes (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael Billinger. John W. Ives.

In earlier research, we used Promontory moccasins dimensions to chart predictable relationships concerning moccasin length, foot length, stature and age. A high proportion (83%) of the discarded moccasins in the Promontory caves came from children and subadults. While a discard bias concerning adults males (more likely to discard moccasins outside of domestic contexts) must be acknowledged, the predominance of children and subadults suggested the presence of a growing population, consistent with...

People and Animals on the Move: Insights from the Promontory Caves on Proto-Apachaean Faunal Use and Hunting Practices (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lindsay Johansson.

The faunal assemblages recovered from the Promontory Caves by Julian Steward, and more recently by John Ives and Joel Janetski, suggest that the subsistence practices, hunting patterns, and mobility strategies of those using the caves ca. AD 1100 to 1300 differed greatly from those of later peoples who used similar ceramics in the same region. While there are many potential explanations for these differences, this paper uses faunal data to argue that large game hunting, together with the...

Population Size and Structure in the A.D. 13th Century Occupation of Promontory Cave 1 (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Courtney Lakevold. Jennifer Hallson.

The extraordinary preservation and narrow time frame (A.D. 1240-1290) for the occupation of Promontory Cave 1 on Great Salt Lake allow for unusual insights into the population and demography of its Promontory Culture inhabitants. We use two methods to determine population size. First, with accurate data on the habitable space in Cave 1, we calculate space needs per person from ethnographic accounts of Western North American hunter-gatherer groups in order to estimate likely group size. Second,...