Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
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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.
Bowman; Bowman Site; County; Lithic; Lithic Technology; Nevada; Nye; Nye County; Organization; Pahrump; Pahrump Valley; Site; Technology; Valley
Archaeology; Indians of North America--Study and teaching
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Smith, Annette Joye, "Organization of lithic technology at the Bowman Site (26Ny809), Pahrump Valley, Nye County, Nevada" (2007). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 2189.