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A Multi-Scalar Chipped Stone Analysis in the Northern Rocky Mountains: Comparing the Bridger Mountains, Montana to the Absaroka Mountains, Wyoming

Author(s): Meghan Forney ; Lawerence Todd ; John W. Fisher, Jr.

Year: 2015

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Summary

Conducting research in montane settings, while rewarding, comes with a set of challenges which can result in a relative paucity of data from these locations. However, this problem can be mitigated by various analytical techniques. One approach is to employ a multi-scalar analysis on available data, a method that has produced richer results from limited data in other archaeological contexts. We have applied a multi-scalar analysis to the Pre-Contact era archaeological record of the Bridger Mountains in southwestern Montana and of the Absaroka Mountains in northwestern Wyoming and found interesting differences in raw materials types at different scales that might relate to varying site types and landscape use in the Rocky Mountains.

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A Multi-Scalar Chipped Stone Analysis in the Northern Rocky Mountains: Comparing the Bridger Mountains, Montana to the Absaroka Mountains, Wyoming. Meghan Forney, John W. Fisher, Jr., Lawerence Todd. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395322)


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min long: -113.95; min lat: 30.751 ; max long: -97.163; max lat: 48.865 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America