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Copyright: 2012
Trim: 8 1/2 x 11
Pages: 120
Illustrations: 37 figs., 26 tables

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978-0-9753945-9-5
$24.00
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Excavations at Aspen Shelter

A Deer Hunting Camp on the Old Woman Plateau
BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures Occasional Paper No. 17

Joel C. Janetski and James D. Wilde

BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures - Occasional Papers and Popular Series

Archaeology

Aspen Shelter on the Old Woman Plateau in central Utah was a hub of deer hunting activity from 4,000 years ago until the end of the Fremont era, about AD 1200. Thousands of deer bones discarded at the site are evidence of these early hunters’ success. In addition to the faunal remains, excavators uncovered two small house basins with central hearths and reflector stones dating to the Late Archaic period. Projectile points and miscellaneous butchering tools are common, as are milling tools and plant macrophytes. The Aspen Shelter occupation complements Sudden Shelter, a few miles south, where use ceased by the Late Archaic.


Table of Contents:

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Environments and Site Description
Previous Archaeological Research in the Region
Research Questions at Aspen Shelter
Culture History
Settlement and Subsistence
Research Hypotheses

Site Excavations, Dating, Stratigraphy and Feature Descriptions
Excavation Methods
Dating
Stratigraphy and Feature Descriptions
Stratigraphic Summary

Material Culture
Ceramics
Chipped Stone
Worked Bone
Shell
Ground Stone
Unmodified Vertebrate Faunal Remains
Taphonomic Issues
Mortality Profiles for Deer
Descriptive Summary
Faunal Remains Summary
Macrobotanical Remains
Taxa Represented and Ethnobotanical Uses
Summary

Conclusions
Site Chronology and Culture Hisotry
Subsistence and Season of Site Use
Site Function and Mobility STreategies
Comparative Discussion
Summary and Conclusions

References
Appendix A
Appendix B

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