Hell Gap and Its Changing Roles

Author(s): Mary Lou Larson; Marcel Kornfeld

Year: 2021


This is an abstract from the "Paleo Lithics to Legacy Management: Ruthann Knudson—Inawa’sioskitsipaki" session, at the 86th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Hell Gap site excavations began in 1959; however, the bulk of the investigations occurred between 1962 and 1966. This was early in Ruthann Knudson's archaeological career, but the site left a lasting impression on her, as it did on others, and she returned to write a chapter in the first monograph on Hell Gap. The second round of investigations began in the early 1990s with a substantially different focus. Rather than chronostratigraphy, which remained an important question, the focus shifted to site formation, site structure, and the myriad of questions on subsistence, mobility, and technology. In this presentation we focus on the recent results.

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Hell Gap and Its Changing Roles. Mary Lou Larson, Marcel Kornfeld. Presented at The 86th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. 2021 ( tDAR id: 466507)

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Abstract Id(s): 31988