Accession Number:

ADA127405

Title:

The Keystone Dame Site and other Archaic and Formative Sites in Northwest El Paso, Texas.

Descriptive Note:

Final publication in Anthropology no. 8, for period ending 1978.

Corporate Author:

EL PASO CENTENNIAL MUSEUM TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

294.0

Abstract:

The most important result fo the study is the identification of a large Archaic component of Site 33 in which there are 23 to 41 burned, mud-plastered, domed, brush structures erected over shallow depressions of ca. 3 m diameter. Utilization of the site, at least sporatically, throughout the year by a central-based wandering group is indicated by the mud plastered dwellings winter, rare fire-cracked rock hearths for baking leaf succulents spring, and fruits and seeds that were collected within the foraging range summer and fall and presumably stored for later use. No other site is known in the Southwest that holds such potential for informing on the subsistence strategies and social organization of Archaic period society. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Humanities and History
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE