More than a Bivouac, Less than a Village: Middle Archaic Use of Great Basin Alpine and Other Uplands
The role of Great Basin alpine/upland habitats within broader land-use strategies has long been debated. We explore upland and lowland data from either side of the White Mountain highlands to reconstruct late Middle Archaic (~1350-2500 B.P.) use of regional landscapes. This information suggests that regionally wide-ranging, logistically organized patrilineal groups made seasonal use of alpine and other uplands for late summer/fall hunting and gathering prior to winter encampment in valley lowlands on either side of the mountain range.
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- Extreme Alpine Foraging: Explaining High Altitude Residences in the Great Basin •
- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015)
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More than a Bivouac, Less than a Village: Middle Archaic Use of Great Basin Alpine and Other Uplands. Michael Delacorte, Mark E. Basgall. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395979)
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