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Copyright: 1960
Trim: 7.5 x 10
Pages: 336

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978-1-60781-081-0
$22.00

UUAP 047: Archaeology of the Death Valley Salt Pan, California

University of Utah Anthropological Paper 47

Alice Hunt

University of Utah Anthropological Papers

Jesse D. Jennings, series editor

Anthropology / Archaeology

More than 650 archaeological sites were found and recorded during the survey of the Death Valley salt pan. A number of these were excavated: five rock mounds, five storage pits, one dwelling, one shelter, six rock circles, six rock traps, and one fireplace. The survey and excavation work is reported in this volume.

The Anthropological Papers series is published on-demand on the Espresso Book Machine at the J. Willard Marriott Library of the University of Utah. No returns will be accepted.


Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments
Foreword
List of illustrations
List of tables
Introduction

Environment:
Climate and water supply
Changes in climate and water supply during the occupations Four environmental area in Death Valley
Food supplies
Materials for weaving
Skins and hides
Horticulture
Ceramic materials
Materials for woodwork and stonework
Materials and sites for shelters

Death Valley I:
General
Comparison with other areas, with inferred dating
Sites
Stonework
• Projectile Points
• Knives
• Perforators and gravers
• Choppers
• Hearths (?) at site 2-57

Death Valley II:
General
Comparisons with other areas and inferred dating
Early Death Valley I sites
• Rock mound
• Campsites
Late Death Valley II sites
Quarry sites and workshops of uncertain age
Early Death Valley II Stonework
• Projectile points
• Knives
• Scrapers
• Perforators
• Choppers
Late Death Valley II Stonework
• Projectile points
• Knives
• Scrapers
• Perforators
• Eccentric forms
• Choppers
Late Death Valley II Stonework
• Projectile points
• Mortars and pestles
Miscellaneous stonework of uncertain age

Death Valley III:
General
Comparison with other areas and inferred dating
Sites
• Rock mounds
• Dwelling sites
• Campsites
Stonework
• Projectile points
• Knives
• Pendants
Bone artifacts
Shell artifacts
Rock alinements

Death Valley IV:
General
Comparison with other areas and inferred dating
Sites
• Windbreaks
• Rock circles
• Rock traps
• Blinds
• Rock mounds
• Cremations (?)
Pottery
• Petrography of the pottery, by Charles B. Hunt
• Paddle and anvil finished pottery (general description)
• Finger wiped or scraped pottery (general description)
Paddle and anvil finished pottery
• Granitic tempered
Finger wiped or scraped pottery
• Granitic tempered
• Schist tempered from Johnnie formation
• Volcanic tempered
• Quartzite tempered
Objects of unbaked clay
Stonework
• Projectile points
• Knives
• Miscellaneous stone artifacts
• Matates
• Manos
• Mortars and pestles
• Pendants
• Engraved stone
Bone, shell, steatite and pottery objects
Basketry
• Twined basketry water jug
• Coiled flat plate or tray
• Basketry fragments, cordage, bark ring
Petroglyphs and pictographs
Objects showing historic contact

Some Practical Applications of the Archeology

Bibliography
Appendix: Site maps

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