Beyond the Big Bend: Julie Stein’s Geoarchaeological Legacy in the Green River of Kentucky
This is an abstract from the "From Middens to Museums: Papers in Honor of Julie K. Stein" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Although it has been 40 years since Julie Stein’s dissertation research in Kentucky, her geoarchaeological work laid the foundation for and inspired much of the interdisciplinary work that continues in the Green River today. This research includes new excavations of shell midden sites in both the lower and upper Green River, measurement of isotopic and environmental proxies as they relate to fluctuations in riverine habitats, the spatial and temporal dimensions of changing Archaic landscapes, and evidence of anthropogenic land management practices before the advent of agriculture. Julie taught us that it all starts with dirt. Assessing site formation processes through sedimentological and soil geomorphological approaches is a routine component of our current work that is Julie’s legacy.
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Beyond the Big Bend: Julie Stein’s Geoarchaeological Legacy in the Green River of Kentucky. George Crothers, Justin Carlson, Karen Stevens, Alexander Metz, Katharine Alexander. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451407)
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Abstract Id(s): 25206