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Introducing the Cache Cave Archaeological Project: Background, Aims, and Methods

Author(s): Julienne Bernard ; John Johnson ; David Robinson

Year: 2015

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Caching in caves and rockshelters has been documented in many parts of the Chumash region and beyond, but the discovery and excavation of this Cache Cave provides one of the first opportunities to document cached items in context, assess formation processes, and interpret a site of this kind with preservation of perishable artifacts, as well as materials that are potentially associated with their manufacture and maintenance. This paper introduces the Cache Cave site, situates this site among other cache cave sites in California and the Great Basin, provides an overview of the methodological approaches taken in documentation and excavation, and outlines the goals and potentials of continued research at this important site.

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Introducing the Cache Cave Archaeological Project: Background, Aims, and Methods. Julienne Bernard, David Robinson, John Johnson. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395900)


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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