Geological and Cultural Context of the Nogahabara I Site Journal Article uri icon

Overview

abstract

  • Interpretation of the Nogahabara I assemblage as a Late Pleistocene abandoned toolkit rests primarily on the premise of a single brief occupation at the site. The limited contextual data presented do not discount a palimpsest of noncontemporaneous assemblages in secondary contexts associated with a lag deposit. Spatial patterning, lithic assemblage patterning, artifact surface alteration, and disparate radiocarbon dates at the site, as well as geological data from the Nogahabara and nearby Kobuk dunes, indicate that the cultural material was subjected to post-depositional disturbance. Alternate hypotheses of site formation and avenues for testing these hypotheses are considered.

publication date

  • October 1, 2008

Full Author List

  • Holmes CE; Potter BA; Reuther JD; Mason OK; Thorson RM; Bowers PM

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Additional Document Info

start page

  • 781

end page

  • 790

volume

  • 73

issue

  • 4