Studying Debitage, Analyzing Behavior

Author(s): Jaclyn Nadeau

Year: 2015


There is little evidence to support widespread changes in subsistence and settlement practices from the Late Archaic through the Mid-Late Woodland in Eastern New York. Analysis of lithic assemblages from a multitude of sites suggests a gradual settling in of past populations. Specifically, it does not appear that methods of procurement, manufacture, or use differed in any significant way. The question, then, is what forces were driving those cultural changes apparent throughout the Eastern Woodlands during this time. This presentation will explore alternatives to techno-functional and environmental change as factors influencing cultural dynamics.

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Studying Debitage, Analyzing Behavior. Jaclyn Nadeau. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397535)

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min long: -80.815; min lat: 39.3 ; max long: -66.753; max lat: 47.398 ;