Cascade Phase Context and Chronology at the Connley Caves, Oregon


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Cascade projectile point chronology in the northern Great Basin is poorly understood, with associated evidence ranging from the early to middle Holocene. The broad temporal range of Cascade points results from the difficulty in distinguishing this type from the more general "foliate" category and lack of well-dated sites containing such artifacts. Recent excavations at the Connley Caves, in the Fort Rock Basin of south-central Oregon, have recovered diagnostic Cascade points in association with directly dated early Holocene cultural features. As such, this site offers a unique opportunity for the refinement of local projectile point chronologies and informs Cascade point user procurement and technological strategies. This poster presents new radiocarbon dates, projectile point source provenance data, and a preliminary debitage analysis of the Cascade component at the Connley Caves.

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Cascade Phase Context and Chronology at the Connley Caves, Oregon. Shelby Saper, Richard Rosencrance, Katelyn McDonough, Dennis Jenkins. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449497)

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

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Abstract Id(s): 23771