Ancient Landscapes of the Rocky Mountain Front: A View from the Billy Big Springs Site, MT
The northern Rocky Mountain Front contains critical information regarding human exploration and colonization of the continent. Yet, reconstructed paleo-landscapes in the region extending from southern Alberta to northern Montana have focused almost exclusively on the Pleistocene-Holocene transition. Billy Big Springs, a multi-component site located just east of East Glacier Park, provides new data on long-term natural (as old as 21,000 cal. BP) and cultural (post 14,000 to 700 cal. BP) landscape evolution, which is significant for modeling possible migratory routes, refugia, and settlement preference for Paleoindian, Archaic, and early Late Precontact populations in the region.
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Ancient Landscapes of the Rocky Mountain Front: A View from the Billy Big Springs Site, MT. Maria Nieves Zedeño, Francois Lanoe, Anna Jansson, Danielle Soza, Ashleigh Thompson. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442841)
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