Accession Number:

ADA327204

Title:

Holocene Geoarchaeology and Prehistory of the Ray Roberts Lake Area, North Central Texas.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 95-Nov 96,

Corporate Author:

NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIV DENTON INST OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

368.0

Abstract:

Archaeological and paleoecological investigations at ten prehistoric sites at Lake Ray Roberts recovered evidence of past lifeways and site formation processes in this region that is ecotonal between the Great Plains and the Gulf Coast Lowlands. Sites ranging in age from Middle Archaic ca. 7,500- 4,500 BP and Late Prehistoric ca. 600 BP were studied. These included sites in flood plain as well as terrace settings. Artifact densities and featurefaunal preservation were conditioned by these geologic contexts. In floodplain sites rapid aggradation promoted excellent preservation of serial occupations. These showed rather consistent use of environmental mosaics by mobile hunter gatherer populations. After the Archaic period, this area was used mainly as part of mobile Late Prehistoric systems, with little evidence of larger, stable settlements.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE