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Glimpses of Promontory Tradition Settlement Practices and Social Networks: The Ceramic and Faunal Assemblages from Site 10-Oa-275

Author(s): Brooke Arkush

Year: 2017

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The West Fork Rock Creek site (10-Oa-275) is a late prehistoric-aged seasonal camp in southeastern Idaho containing 11 occupational surfaces dating between A.D. 750 and 1800. Several living floors and non living floor deposits contain both Promontory Gray and Great Salt Lake Gray ceramics, along with the butchered remains of bison and pronghorn. This paper explores associations between site occupants and Promontory groups to the south, especially those of the Promontory Peninsula, and considers Promontory and Fremont interactions more generally. Various Promontory groups incorporated eastern Idaho within their home range, perhaps primarily to exploit large-game herds and obsidian sources of the upper Snake River region. The 10-Oa-275 assemblage has improved our understanding of Promontory settlement systems and socio-economic interactions in areas beyond the Wasatch Front, two important topics that have received sparse attention from previous researchers.


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Glimpses of Promontory Tradition Settlement Practices and Social Networks: The Ceramic and Faunal Assemblages from Site 10-Oa-275. Brooke Arkush. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431879)


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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): 15490

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