Award Date

1-1-1998

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Anthropology

First Committee Member

Margaret Lyneis

Number of Pages

195

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Analysis; Anasazi; Lithic; Lowland; Nevada; Sites; Three; Virgin

Controlled Subject

Archaeology; Indians of North America--Study and teaching

File Format

pdf

File Size

5058.56 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/mtkc-qohd


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