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Lithic analysis, including an intensive debitage analysis, provides answers to previously posed research questions for the Bovine Bluff (early-Pueblo II), Main Ridge (mid-Pueblo II), and Adam 2 (late-Pueblo II) sites in the Moapa Valley. At Bovine Bluff, an aceramic area appears to be the result of previous site occupation. Analysis of the Main Ridge assemblage reveals six house areas with high lithic concentrations. The results for Adam 2 reveal that while the inhabitants of the site manufactured their own CCS projectile points, they imported obsidian points in either a finished or preform stage; This report is the first comparison of Lowland Virgin Anasazi lithic assemblages ever done. Comparisons reveal a temporal trend toward increasing sedentism at the early to middle Pueblo II interfacing time period. This finding may be important to future arguments for fully sedentary Virgin Anasazi communities.
Analysis; Anasazi; Lithic; Lowland; Nevada; Sites; Three; Virgin
Archaeology; Indians of North America--Study and teaching
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Allen, Vikki, "Lithic analysis of three Lowland Virgin Anasazi sites" (1998). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 951.
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