By Dr. Michael R. Waters,Charlotte D. Pevny,David L. Carlson,Michael B. Collins,Willaim A. Dickens,Scott A. Minchak,Ashley M. Smallwood ; Jason M. Wiersema ; Eric J. Bartelink ; James E. Wiederhold ; Heidi M. Luchsinger ; Dawn A. J. Alexander ;
Some 13,000 years in the past, people have been drawn again and again to a small valley in what's now crucial Texas, close to the banks of Buttermilk Creek. those early hunter-gatherers camped, accrued stone, and formed it right into a number of instruments they had to hunt online game, strategy nutrients, and subsist within the Texas desolate tract. Their toolkit integrated bifaces, blades, and lethal spear issues. the place they labored, they left millions of items of particles, that have allowed archaeologists to reconstruct their equipment of instrument creation. besides the faunal fabric that was once additionally discarded of their prehistoric campsite, those stone, or lithic, artifacts have enough money a glimpse of human existence on the finish of the final ice age in the course of an period often called Clovis.
The region the place those humans roamed and camped, known as the Gault web site, is without doubt one of the most crucial Clovis websites in North the United States. A decade in the past a crew from Texas A&M college excavated a unmarried sector of the site—formally named Excavation region eight, yet informally dubbed the Lindsey Pit—which good points the densest focus of Clovis artifacts and the clearest stratigraphy on the Gault web site. a few 67,000 lithic artifacts have been recovered in the course of fieldwork, in addition to 5,700 items of faunal material.
In an intensive synthesis of the facts from this prehistoric “workshop,” Michael R. Waters and his coauthors give you the technical information had to interpret and evaluate this website with different websites from an analogous interval, illuminating the tale of Clovis humans within the Buttermilk Creek Valley.
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Clovis Lithic Technology: Investigation of a Stratified Workshop at the Gault Site, Texas (Peopling of the Americas Publications) by Dr. Michael R. Waters,Charlotte D. Pevny,David L. Carlson,Michael B. Collins,Willaim A. Dickens,Scott A. Minchak,Ashley M. Smallwood ; Jason M. Wiersema ; Eric J. Bartelink ; James E. Wiederhold ; Heidi M. Luchsinger ; Dawn A. J. Alexander ;