New Multidisciplinary Research at 48PA551: A Middle Archaic (McKean Complex) Site in Northwest Wyoming
This collection contains the abstracts of the papers presented in the session entitled "New Multidisciplinary Research at 48PA551: A Middle Archaic (McKean Complex) Site in Northwest Wyoming," at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
This poster symposium presents results of new research at 48PA551, a Middle Archaic (McKean Complex) site in the Sunlight Basin of NW Wyoming. The Middle Archaic is recognized as a time of continent wide cultural innovation and experimentation that included the appearance of villages and sedentism to ritualized behavior and complex earthwork construction. Within the Rocky Mountain region, the Middle Archaic is poorly understood though scholars have long recognized it as time of cultural diversity. Posters in this symposium illustrate multi-disciplinary research designed to assess alternative models of McKean Complex socio-economic adaptations. Specific studies focus on geophysical investigations, dating and stratigraphy, lithic technological organization, paleoethnobotany, and faunal analyses.
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- Archaic Period Obsidian Use in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: The 48PA551 Assemblage in Regional Context (2019)
- Connecting Lithic Technology to Socio-economic Organization at Site 48PA551 (2019)
- Know Before You Dig: Using Comparative Geophysical Exploration and Ground-Truthing for Surgical Excavation (2019)
- The McKean Complex Occupation in the Sunlight Basin, Northwest Wyoming: An Updated Assessment of Cultural and Geological Stratigraphy at Site 48PA551 (2019)
- Re-examining Site 48PA551 in Sunlight Basin, Northwest Wyoming: The Faunal Remains from the 2018 Field Season (2019)
- Using Micro and Macrobotanical Analyses to Assess Socio-economic Strategies at 48PA551, the McKean Occupation in the Sunlight Basin, Wyoming (2019)