Changing Life Styles: New lithic finding from small sites in Casas Grades, Chihuahua Mexico
Author(s): Elizabeth Peterson
This paper reports on findings from the analysis on lithic collections from several Medio period small sites uncovered during the 2013/2014 summer excavations in the Casas Grades region of Chihuahua Mexico. While prior excavations within the region have placed focus on the large and medium sized site types found throughout the region, the summer 2013/2014 excavations focused solely upon the small, lesser-understood sites in order to evaluate their relation both specially and temporally to the rest of the area including the large site of Paquimé. Analysis of the lithic collections from the small sites has revealed changes within the lithic technology occurring from the middle to the end of the Medio period suggesting changes occurring with relation to the selecting of specific behavioral strategies tied to changes within the overall environment. Studying these differences may aid in revealing to role small sites played within the larger Casas Grades interaction sphere.
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Changing Life Styles: New lithic finding from small sites in Casas Grades, Chihuahua Mexico. Elizabeth Peterson. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396649)
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