Preliminary Insights from the Cache Cave Textile Assemblage

Author(s): Edward Jolie

Year: 2015


Much of what is known about the pre-contact textile industries of interior Chumash peoples derives from early archaeological investigations and nonprofessional collections acquired from caves and rockshelters during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The vast majority of this material is undated, poorly provenienced, and underreported, which makes interpreting such artifacts’ technological stylistic variability and significance difficult. Recent recovery of more than 500 fragments of cordage, baskets, basket impressions in asphaltum, mats, and nets from secure archaeological contexts at the Cache Cave site thus stands to enhance considerably our understanding of interior Chumash woven technologies. This paper presents the results of preliminary technological stylistic analyses of the assemblage, considers insights from this material into the use of the site, and places the Cache Cave textile assemblage within the context of previous research on Chumash woven articles.

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Preliminary Insights from the Cache Cave Textile Assemblage. Edward Jolie. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395899)


Geographic Keywords
North America - California

Spatial Coverage

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