Award Date

1-1-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Anthropology

First Committee Member

Barbara Roth

Number of Pages

184

Abstract

The organization of lithic technology and its relationship to mobility and resource procurement contributes to the understanding of hunter-gatherer lifeways. In this study, lithic or stone tool requirements, raw material availability, and procurement strategies are all considered. The study area is located in Pahrump Valley, which lies within the southern Nevada portion of the Mojave Desert. Potential pathways from the Bowman Site to Eureka Quartzite sources are studied to determine their use by prehistoric hunter-gatherers while procuring Eureka Quartzite. A determination was made regarding the organization of lithic technology and direct or embedded procurement, establishing a mobility strategy used by the hunter-gatherers inhabiting the Bowman Site.

Keywords

Bowman; Bowman Site; County; Lithic; Lithic Technology; Nevada; Nye; Nye County; Organization; Pahrump; Pahrump Valley; Site; Technology; Valley

Controlled Subject

Archaeology; Indians of North America--Study and teaching

File Format

pdf

File Size

7147.52 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/dv37-ln18


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