Evaluating Late Holocene Stone Tool Production at Delta Creek, Alaska

Author(s): Senna Catenacci; Briana Doering

Year: 2019


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

This project aims to better understand the lifestyles of nomadic hunter-gatherers in Alaska by analyzing early Holocene lithic material from the multicomponent Delta Creek site (XBD-110). This was achieved by conducting a functional lithic analysis of the tools and lithic debitage found within the rich early Holocene component, dated to 9,435±100 calibrated years before present. The results of this lithic analysis give insight into important information about mobility and diet during one of the earliest periods of Subarctic prehistory that can be compared to contemporaneous sites in the Tanana Valley. A greater understanding of subsistence during this period can help us to potentially understand the movements and habits of hunter-gatherers from this important time period, and thus allow us to create a more detailed picture of how hunter-gatherers moved across this changing landscape and what motivated their subsistence decisions.

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Evaluating Late Holocene Stone Tool Production at Delta Creek, Alaska. Senna Catenacci, Briana Doering. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450308)

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min long: -169.453; min lat: 50.513 ; max long: -49.043; max lat: 72.712 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 23579