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Camels Back Cave: Anthropological Paper 125
 

Camels Back Cave: Anthropological Paper 125 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Schmitt, Dave
Edited by Fowler, Don
Contributions by Bright, Jason
Contributions by Callister, Kathleen E.

Camels Back Cave is in an isolated limestone ridge on the southern edge of the Great Salt Lake Desert. Recent archaeological investigations there have exposed a series of stratified deposits spanning the entire Holocene era (10,000 BP-present), deposits that show intermittent hum...an occupations dating back through the past 7,600 years. Most human visits to the cave were brief-- many likely representing overnight stays-- and visitors did not dig pits or move sediment. As a result, field-workers were able to recognize and remove thirty-three stratigraphic horizons; radiocarbon analysis provided a pristine, high-resolution chronological sequence of human use. The brevity of visits and the undisturbed nature of the deposits also allowed researchers to identify portions of eight living surfaces where they exposed and mapped artifacts and ecofacts across contiguous blocks of units. Aside from presenting model field techniques, this volume provides new and unique information on regional Holocene climates and biotic communities, cave taphonomy and small mammal hunting, as well as updated human chronologies for Great Basin occupation.
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ISBN 9780874808414
Released NZ 30 Nov 2005
Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series University of Utah Anthropological Papers (part: 125)
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ISBN-13 9780874808414
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
Imprint University of Utah Press,U.S.
Released 30 Nov 2005
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Schmitt, Dave
Edited by Fowler, Don
Contributions by Bright, Jason
Contributions by Callister, Kathleen E.
Series University of Utah Anthropological Papers (part: 125)
Category American History
Archaeology
Sociology, Social Studies
Number of Pages 312
Dimensions Width: 194mm
Height: 280mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 979.24301
Weight 830g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Dugway Proving Ground (Utah) - Antiquities, Camels Back Cave (Utah), Paleo-Indians - Utah - Great Salt Lake Desert, Excavations (Archaeology) - Utah - Great Salt Lake Desert, Geology, Statigraphic - Holocene
NBS Text Archaeology
ONIX Text General/trade

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