Bayesian Models for the Occupational History of Complex Hunter-Gatherer-Fisher Communities in the Interior Pacific Northwest
This is an abstract from the "Complex Fisher-Hunter-Gatherers of North America" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The interior Pacific Northwest landscape contains a system of waterways that coalesce to form three major drainages with outlets in the Pacific Ocean. Substantial evidence has been provided that complex hunter-gatherer-fisher communities occupied sites in these river drainages during the late Holocene. Some chronological frameworks suggest there are similarities across the region while others indicate disparate timing of cultural developments spanning material culture, settlement patterns, and sociopolitical organizations. This paper presents Bayesian models for late Holocene sites the Middle Fraser and Upper Columbia River areas. Results suggest that while region-wide chronologies have been adopted, Bayesian models predict very different occupational histories for villages in the Mid-Fraser and Upper Columbia River areas. Intensive excavations from the sites Bridge River (EeRl-4) and Slocan Narrows (DkQi-1, 2, and 17) will be case studies for discussion.
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Bayesian Models for the Occupational History of Complex Hunter-Gatherer-Fisher Communities in the Interior Pacific Northwest. Nathan Goodale, Anna Marie Prentiss, Alissa Nauman. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451123)
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North America: Pacific Northwest Coast and Plateau
Abstract Id(s): 24430