After the Ice Age in the Ozarks


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

Fluted point techno-complexes of the Ozarks include Clovis, Gainey, Folsom, and Dalton. Folsom point-making people are comparatively less well represented in the interior Ozarks possibly because of the lack of grasslands and bison. In this presentation, we explain the origins and evolution of Clovis technology and the exploitation of lithic resources from Clovis to Dalton in North America. Lithic raw material patterns, use-wear analysis, and environmental parameters are the basis for inferences about mobility and range size for each of the cultural complexes. Initial colonizers are on foot, however, by the Dalton period, circa 10,900 to 9,900 rcybp, at least some individuals routinely used watercraft to access non-local resources and mates.

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After the Ice Age in the Ozarks. Sean Roades, Juliet Morrow, J. Christopher Gillam. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450257)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -93.735; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -73.389; max lat: 39.572 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 25232