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The Incised Stones of CA-ORA-662, Pelican Hill in Orange County, CA

Author(s): Jeannine Pedersen-Guzman

Year: 2016

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A large scale data recovery investigation took place in the early 1990s at CA-ORA-662, Pelican Hill in Orange County, CA. The excavation revealed an array of Late Prehistoric artifact types including 124 incised stones, grooved stones and tablets. Among these are 41 stones incised with distinctive patterns, the majority of which have a simple cross hatch or diamond pattern. Three of the stones have more complex designs suggesting a non-utilitarian use. The collection of artifacts recovered from CA-ORA-662 including the incised stones is housed at the Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center in Santa Ana, CA. The stones have been in storage for over twenty years. This paper will provide descriptions of the incised stones and provide a preliminary analysis of the recurring design elements.

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The Incised Stones of CA-ORA-662, Pelican Hill in Orange County, CA. Jeannine Pedersen-Guzman. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404607)


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min long: -125.464; min lat: 32.101 ; max long: -114.214; max lat: 42.033 ;

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