Middle Holocene Projectile Points from the Santa Cruz County Coast of Northern Monterey Bay, California.
Author(s): Mark Hylkema
This is an abstract from the "Current Insights into Pyrodiversity and Seascape Management on the Central California Coast" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
A group of Middle Holocene aged archaeological sites along the Santa Cruz County Coast have produced a large number of chert and obsidian projectile points. Sites SCR-3, SCR-7, SCR-10 and SCR-40 have the same range of point types and materials, and are all within 10 miles radius of each other. The diversity of types and materials indicate that ancestral Native Americans of the region were highly mobile hunters who also opportunistically harvested marine mollusks, fish and sea birds while hunting on the coastal terraces. Ranging between the southern San Francisco Bay, over the Santa Cruz Mountains and onto the open Pacific Coast, these mobile hunters eventually became territorially circumscribed and with the advent of the Late Holocene the emphasis was on managing resources within a narrower territorial range.
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Middle Holocene Projectile Points from the Santa Cruz County Coast of Northern Monterey Bay, California.. Mark Hylkema. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452426)
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Abstract Id(s): 25800