Prearchaic Settlement Distribution in the Central Great Basin
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The first occupants of the Great Basin settled the region when highly profitable wetland environments were abundant, but their spatial distribution was highly variable. Results of our earlier work identified an interesting pattern driven by this variation: Prearchaic (>8000 BP) settlements in the Lahontan and Bonneville Basins were closer to pluvial lakes than would be expected by chance, while settlement locations in the central Great Basin were no closer than random. This find suggests there is a different driver of site location than just wetland environments in the central Great Basin. Here, we aim to identify other environmental factors that may be driving settlement distributions in the central Great Basin.
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Prearchaic Settlement Distribution in the Central Great Basin. Paul Allgaier, Brian Codding. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450007)
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Abstract Id(s): 26181