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The Bear Creek Site (45KI839), a Late Pleistocene–Holocene Transition Occupation in the Puget Sound Lowland, King County, Washington
PaleoAmerica
  • Robert E. Kopperl, SWCA Environmental Consultants
  • Amanda K. Taylor, SWCA Environmental Consultants
  • Christian J. Miss, SWCA Environmental Consultants
  • Kenneth M. Ames, Portland State University
  • Charles M. Hodges, Pacific Geoarchaeological Services
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2015
Subjects
  • Washington (State) -- Antiquities,
  • Ancient dwellings -- Washington (State),
  • Prehistoric hunting and gathering societies -- Indians of North America -- Pacific Northwest,
  • Land settlement patterns -- Prehistoric -- Pacific Northwest,
  • Archaeology and history -- Pacific Northwest
Abstract
The Bear Creek site in Redmond, Washington, yields important information about settlement, subsistence, and technology in the Puget Lowland during the late Pleistocene–Holocene transition. The lithic assemblage is dominated by expedient flake technology, but also contains bifaces and retouched tools. Ongoing analyses focus on site formation, procurement strategies of lithic raw materials, production of flake tools, and technological comparisons of Bear Creek stemmed and concave-base points with other Paleoarchaic technologies of western North America
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Copyright 2015 W. S. Maney & Son Ltd. Published as Open Access on behalf of the Center for the Study of the First Americans.

Distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 3.0

DOI
10.1179/2055556314Z.0000000004
Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/15901
Citation Information
Robert E. Kopperl, Amanda K. Taylor and Christian J. Miss, Kenneth M. Ames, Charles M. Hodges. "The Bear Creek Site (45KI839), a Late Pleistocene–Holocene Transition Occupation in the Puget Sound Lowland, King County, Washington." PaleoAmerica 2015; 1(1), 116-120.