The Dated Paleoindian Archaeology of the Old River Bed Delta

Author(s): Daron Duke; D. Craig Young

Year: 2018


The Old River Bed delta is a premier open-air Paleoindian locality in the eastern Great Basin. Its chief distinction is scale—some 2,000 square kilometers-plus of nearly continuous and single-component archaeological material on what would have been the largest basin wetland in the region. But the record is largely surficial. In this poster, we detail a series of sites that have yielded temporal data from buried cultural contexts. The sites help clarify the broader associations of artifact types and shifting hydrology that have thus far defined the limits for examining change through time on the delta. These refinements have implications for our understanding of Paleoindian land use and technology throughout the region, and what life was like in Great Basin wetlands.

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The Dated Paleoindian Archaeology of the Old River Bed Delta. Daron Duke, D. Craig Young. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444822)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -124.189; min lat: 31.803 ; max long: -105.469; max lat: 43.58 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 20843