Margaret Lyneis and the Pottery Traditions of Corn Creek and Ash Meadows in Southern Nevada
Margaret Lyneis examined pottery collected from surface and excavation contexts at two of southern Nevada’s desert oases, Desert National Wildlife Refuge and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. These rich islands of springs and lush vegetation were occupied fairly continuously from the Early Archaic period, with farming practiced during the Formative and Post-Formative periods. Dr. Lyneis’ investigations demonstrated, for the first time, that pottery was made locally during the later periods, with temper for both gray and brown wares consisting of crushed rock obtained from adjacent mountains. This paper summarizes these studies and reflects on the implications of Dr. Lyneis’ research for understanding Nevada’s prehistory.
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Margaret Lyneis and the Pottery Traditions of Corn Creek and Ash Meadows in Southern Nevada. Heidi Roberts, Janet Hagopian, Richard Ahlstrom. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444332)
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