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Betwixt and between the long and short of it: the Pequop projectile point type site in Goshute Valley, Northeastern Nevada, and implications for the Long and Short Chronology debate in the Great Basin

Author(s): Edward Stoner ; Geoffrey Cunnar

Year: 2017

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In a 1995 study of the chronological patterning of Elko Series and Split-stemmed projectile points, Bryan Hockett concluded that neither type entirely matches the patterns of the Bonneville or Lahontan Basins; and that neither area represents good chronological analogues for northeastern Nevada. Dart points recently found in the well-dated context of an Early Archaic stratified open site in the northern Goshute Valley exhibit characteristics of both early side-notched and corner-notched types. Comparison of these points with projectile points found in Early Archaic contexts in the Bonneville Basin and other regions suggest that many of the points may have been routinely misidentified as Elko Series points and not an earlier transitional point type. In this paper, we propose a new temporally diagnostic projectile point type and explore the implications that the identification of what we term "Pequop points" may have on the Long and Short Chronology of the Great Basin.


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Betwixt and between the long and short of it: the Pequop projectile point type site in Goshute Valley, Northeastern Nevada, and implications for the Long and Short Chronology debate in the Great Basin. Edward Stoner, Geoffrey Cunnar. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 428974)


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

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Abstract Id(s): 17293

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