Refitting Paleoindian Workspaces and Activity Areas

Author(s): Joseph A. M. Gingerich

Year: 2017


Shawnee-Minisink represents one of the most spatially intact Clovis assemblages ever found. Recent work focusing on artifact spatial distributions and lithic refitting allow me to better define activity areas within the site. While previous analyses suggest that hide scraping was a common activity at the site it is unclear how such work areas were arranged compared to other features or work areas. This poster presents preliminary refitting results from a Clovis living floor, which suggest the presence of discrete work areas. These data may provide insights into the structure of other Paleoindian campsites, including the predictable distribution of specific artifact types and tool maintenance debris.

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Refitting Paleoindian Workspaces and Activity Areas. Joseph A. M. Gingerich. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 432098)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -80.815; min lat: 39.3 ; max long: -66.753; max lat: 47.398 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 16248