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Cache Cave: Site Structure and Chronology

Author(s): Julienne Bernard ; David Robinson

Year: 2015

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Summary

This paper presents an overview of the site structure within the confines of Cache Cave with a particular focus on excavated crevices, deposits, and features. We also present the results of 25 AMS dates so far submitted from the site. These dates include a range of material from basketry, cordage, matting, reeds, bone objects, and charcoal. In total, this program represents the most comprehensively dated Chumash cache cave assemblage yet achieved and yields important data regarding site usage and chronology. This paper concludes by considering the site chronology within a wider regional diachronic context, with particular attention to environmental variables that may aid in our interpretation of the site’s history of use and abandonment.

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Cache Cave: Site Structure and Chronology. David Robinson, Julienne Bernard. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395897)


Keywords

General
Cache Chronology Chumash

Geographic Keywords
North America - California


Spatial Coverage

min long: -125.464; min lat: 32.101 ; max long: -114.214; max lat: 42.033 ;

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