: Prehistoric Settlement Patterns of the Los Alamitos Bay, Southern California

Author(s): Candice Brennan

Year: 2017


The details of prehistoric settlement patterns in the Alamitos Bay area of southern California are not well documented. Due to rapid urban develop throughout the 20th century, the archaeological record has been explored with only limited excavations. The lack of systematic investigations have limited our knowledge about prehistoric populations and their variability in terms of subsistence practices and settlement patterns. Using a review of information gleaned from archaeological studies conducted over the last 60 years, I generate a model of settlement pattern that summarizes our current understanding of how communities were temporally and spatially distributed across environment of Alamitos Bay as a function of the available subsistence resources and how these communities responded over time.

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: Prehistoric Settlement Patterns of the Los Alamitos Bay, Southern California. Candice Brennan. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430321)

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

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Abstract Id(s): 17669