High Elevation Archaeology of the Inyo Mountains in Relation to Adjacent Ranges

Author(s): Bridget Wall; Mark Basgall

Year: 2015


In the years since Bettinger's seminal studies in the White Mountains of eastern California, there have been projects completed at high elevations in two adjacent ranges, the Inyo Mountains to the south and the Sierra Nevada to the west of Owens Valley. These efforts have been of limited scope, but seem to show similarities as well as important differences in patterns of land use over time. Some extensive surface collections from the Inyo range have recently become available for examination, materials from 115 locations visited by Rollin and Grace Enfield from 1940-1980. Providing a more robust and expansive portrait of high elevation archaeology in the region, these assemblages are assessed in light of previous data and models.

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High Elevation Archaeology of the Inyo Mountains in Relation to Adjacent Ranges. Mark Basgall, Bridget Wall. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395980)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -122.761; min lat: 29.917 ; max long: -109.27; max lat: 42.553 ;