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 time and again to a small valley in what's now primary Texas, close to the banks of Buttermilk Creek. those early hunter-gatherers camped, amassed stone, and formed it right into a number of instruments they had to hunt online game, procedure nutrition, and subsist within the Texas barren region. Their toolkit incorporated bifaces, blades, and lethal spear issues. the place they labored, they left hundreds of thousands of items of particles, that have allowed archaeologists to reconstruct their tools of software creation. besides the faunal fabric that used to be additionally discarded of their prehistoric campsite, those stone, or lithic, artifacts find the money for a glimpse of human lifestyles 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, referred to as the Gault website, is without doubt one of the most crucial Clovis websites in North the US. A decade in the past a crew from Texas A&M college excavated a unmarried zone of the site—formally named Excavation zone eight, yet informally dubbed the Lindsey Pit—which beneficial properties 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 proof from this prehistoric “workshop,” Michael R. Waters and his coauthors give you the technical info had to interpret and examine this web site with different websites from a similar 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 ;