Quantifying Intra-site Spatial Patterns at Early Paleoindian Sites

Author(s): Joseph A. M. Gingerich

Year: 2019


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

Understanding intra-site spatial patterning has long been a focus in archaeology. This poster focuses on patterns observed through a detailed analysis of an Early Paleoindian site. The models developed from these analyses provide testable hypothesis to compare to other mobile hunter-gatherer sites. In total, over 18,000 artifacts with exact spatial coordinates were examined from the Shawnee-Minisink Clovis site in Pennsylvania, USA. The patterns and models presented come from observations that include lithic analysis, lithic refitting, and use-wear. As few sites have this level of detail in terms of completed analyses and the precise mapping of small and large artifacts (i.e., many pieces <1 cm), this poster offers both behavioral and methodological considerations for interpreting hunter-gatherer campsites.

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Quantifying Intra-site Spatial Patterns at Early Paleoindian Sites. Joseph A. M. Gingerich. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449809)

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Abstract Id(s): 26006