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The Paleoindian-age Deposits of Eagle Cave: Preliminary Impressions

Author(s): Ken Lawrence ; Charles Frederick ; Arlo McKee ; Charles Koenig ; Stephen Black

Year: 2017

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One of the fundamental research questions of the Ancient Southwest Texas project was to determine if there was Paleoindian occupation of Eagle Cave. Excavations during the 2016 field season explored the Paleoindian age deposits and revealed tantalizing evidence of human presence at that time. One clear occupation was revealed (discussed in another presentation in detail by Castañeda et al.) but beneath this were several deposits that appear to be decomposed fiber beds which are associated with a low density of artifacts. This presentation discusses the Paleoindian-age sediments and their archeological implications.


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The Paleoindian-age Deposits of Eagle Cave: Preliminary Impressions. Ken Lawrence, Charles Frederick, Arlo McKee, Charles Koenig, Stephen Black. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431792)


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min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 14920

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