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Perishable Artifacts from Bonneville Estates Rockshelter (26EK3682), Nevada: A Technological Analysis of Artifacts from the Early through Late Holocene

Author(s): Marion Coe

Year: 2016

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Summary

Bonneville Estates Rockshelter (26EK3682) in Elko County, Nevada, is a stratified multi-component site on the western edge of the Bonneville Basin excavated between 2000-2009. The shelter has produced hundreds of perishable artifacts spanning from the early Archaic to historic periods, and it provides an excellent opportunity to examine perishable technology diachronically throughout the Holocene in the eastern Great Basin. This poster presents the results of a complete analysis of all perishable artifacts recovered from the Bonneville Estates Rockshelter excavations, covering technological organization of coiled and twined basketry, cordage, snares, knots, moccasins, and miscellaneous fiber constructions. This study reveals periods of major technological change throughout the early and late Holocene, and these are considered in the context of debates regarding the relationship between ecological adaptation and cultural change among human populations in the eastern Great Basin.


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Perishable Artifacts from Bonneville Estates Rockshelter (26EK3682), Nevada: A Technological Analysis of Artifacts from the Early through Late Holocene. Marion Coe. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404676)


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

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