Revisiting the Archaeology of Dry Lake Cave, California (CA-INY-1898)

Author(s): Andrea Ogaz

Year: 2019


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

In 1950, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) graduate student Georgiana Guthrie excavated Dry Lake Cave (CA-INY-1898). Located in Inyo County, California, the rock shelter is near Little Lake, the Stahl site, the Rose Spring site, and the Borden site. Dry Lake Cave is an east-facing basalt rock shelter that overlooks Rose Valley, providing occupants with a broad view of the valley floor. Guthrie led excavations at Dry Lake Cave while also investigating the Stahl Site, but did not complete analysis of the artifacts recovered from the rock shelter. Her original field notes have been preserved at UCLA along with the unanalyzed collection. The assemblage includes projectile points and other chipped stone tools, ground stone, shell beads, faunal remains, basketry fragments, and other perishables. Diagnostic artifacts suggest Rose Spring and Late Prehistoric occupations. This poster will serve as a preliminary report on Guthrie’s investigation and will address functional use of the site and its possible relationship to other sites in the valley with similar chronology.

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Revisiting the Archaeology of Dry Lake Cave, California (CA-INY-1898). Andrea Ogaz. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449717)

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Spatial Coverage

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

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Abstract Id(s): 24193