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Open Air Camps of the Terminal Pleistocene and Early Holocene: An Introduction

Author(s): Leland Bement ; Kristen Carlson

Year: 2017

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Open air camps from the terminal Pleistocene and early Holocene pose significant challenges in excavation, analyses, and interpretation. This international symposium provides a formal setting to continue a series of discussions on site formation, analytical trends, and interpretations. Key topics include defining site boundaries, contemporaneity of activity areas, population estimates, and the possible effect of thresholds in the arrangement and longevity of site use. Of particular interest is the question of what is the diversity represented in site layout and function during this time period.


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Open Air Camps of the Terminal Pleistocene and Early Holocene: An Introduction. Leland Bement, Kristen Carlson. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430065)


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