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Author Meltzer, David J., author.

Title Folsom : new archaeological investigations of a classic Paleoindian bison kill / David J. Meltzer ; with contributions by Meena Balakrishnan [and others]
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: The Folsom paleoindian site -- Folsom and the human antiquity controversy in America -- Situating the site and setting the ecological stage -- Archaeological research designs, methods, and results -- Geology, paleotopography, stratigraphy, and geochronology -- Late glacial climate and ecology -- The faunal assemblage and bison bonebed taphonomy -- Artifacts, technological organization, and mobility -- Folsom, from prehistory to history -- Appendix A: Field procedures and protocols -- Appendix B: The Folsom diary of Carl Schwachheim -- Appendix C: Historical archaeology of the Folsom site -- Appendix D: Sediment mineralogy and bone preservation -- Appendix E: Defining Folsom: theme and variations
Summary Tells the story of Folsom. Using various archaeological methods and techniques, and bringing in data from geology and paleoecology, this study provides a look at the adaptations and environments of the late Ice Age Paleoindian hunters who killed a large herd of bison at this spot, as well as a measure of Folsom's role in American archaeology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Folsom culture -- New Mexico -- Colfax County
Folsom points.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- New Mexico -- Colfax County
Animal remains (Archaeology) -- New Mexico -- Colfax County
HISTORY -- State & Local.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Animal remains (Archaeology)
Excavations (Archaeology)
Folsom culture.
Folsom points.
Folsom Site (N.M.)
Colfax County (N.M.) -- Antiquities
New Mexico -- Colfax County.
New Mexico -- Folsom Site.
Form Electronic book
Author Balakrishnan, Meena
ISBN 9780520932449