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Middle Archaic Expansion into High Elevation Habitats: A View from the Southwestern Great Basin

Author(s): Kelly McGuire ; William Hildebrandt

Year: 2015

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Several researchers have hypothesized that high elevation habitats were not intensively used until after 4000 cal BP when lowland settlements became more stable and logistical hunting organization emerged. This paper evaluates this hypothesis by comparing the relative frequency of Pinto versus Elko/Humboldt series projectile points across a variety of lowland and upland settings in the White Mountains/Owens Valley area.

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Middle Archaic Expansion into High Elevation Habitats: A View from the Southwestern Great Basin. William Hildebrandt, Kelly McGuire. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395981)


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min long: -122.168; min lat: 42.131 ; max long: -113.028; max lat: 49.383 ;

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