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Shifting Sands: The Archaeology of Sand Hollow (Byu Occasional Papers)

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Anthropology and Archaeology

Hidden beneath the beautiful shifting dunes within the Sand Hollow Basin of southwestern Utah are thousands of campsites dating from the Early Archaic period into Historic times. The sites attest to life in a marginal environment, where small groups of people moved outward from the nearby Virgin River into the surrounding landscape, seasonally exploiting a surprisingly rich variety of plants and animals. This report summarizes archaeological, geomorphological, botanical, and climatological studies that have expanded our understanding of Native American land use and subsistence in this hot desert environment.

Synopsis:

Summarizes archaeological, geomorphological, botanical, and climatological studies that have expanded our understanding of Native American land use and subsistence in the Sand Hollow Basin of SW Utah.

About the Author

Richard K. Talbot is director of the Office of Public Archaeology at Brigham Young University.

Lane D. Richens is a senior staff archaeologist with the Office of Public Archaeology at Brigham Young University.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

List of Figures

List of Tables

1. Project Overview

2. Research Context

3. The Rock Complex and Small Site Tests

4. The Dune Complex

5. Sand Hollow Site Chronology

6. Material Culture

7. Holocene Climatic Change in Sand Hollow

8. Sand Hollow and Human Adaptation Through Time

Works Cited

Appendix A: Regional Radiocarbon Dates

Appendix B: Obsidian Sourcing Reports

Appendix C: Dune Stability, Paleoenvironments, and Archaeology of Sand Hollow

Appendix D: Summary of Pollen and Macrofloral Analyses

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874809817
Author:
Talbot, Richard K.
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Author:
Richens, Lane D
Author:
Talbot, Richard K
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Archaeology
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Byu Occasional Papers
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
386
Dimensions:
10.80x8.40x.90 in. 2.55 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » Archaeology » Site Reports

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Summarizes archaeological, geomorphological, botanical, and climatological studies that have expanded our understanding of Native American land use and subsistence in the Sand Hollow Basin of SW Utah.

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