Accession Number : ADA147658
Title : Human Adaptation Along the Columbia River 4700 - 1600 BP. A Report of Test Excavation at River Mile 590, North Central Washington.
Descriptive Note : Research rept.,
Corporate Author : CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIV ELLENSBURG GRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH
Personal Author(s) : Chatters,J C ; Cleveland,G C ; Cochran,B D ; Knowles,C ; Leney,L
Report Date : Jan 1984
Pagination or Media Count : 322
Abstract : This document reports the techniques and findings of a series of cultural resource test excavations at Columbia River Mile (RM) 590, near Belvedere in Okanogan and Douglas Counties, Washington. We present here the procedures used to test sites and analyze resultant data, summarize the results of analyses, and offer an evaluation of each site's information potential. Working from an evolutionary-ecological point of view, we (1) identify and date each occupation zone in each site; (2) identify each occupation to a settlement class based on features, fauna, and lithic-use wear; and (3) offer a tentative reconstruction of settlement patterns for the first four periods of local prehistory (5000 to 1600 BP). Combining our findings with an environmental reconstruction drawn from local geomorphological data and regional paleontologic, geologic and palynological records, and with archaeological data from elsewhere in the Columbia Plateau, we generated a revised outline of regional prehistory.
Descriptors : *ARCHEOLOGY , HUMANS , SITES , ADAPTATION , EXCAVATION , CULTURE , ECOLOGY , WASHINGTON(STATE)
Subject Categories : Humanities and History
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE