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Radiocarbon Dates and Community Mobility Patterns on the Columbia Plateau
Journal of Northwest Anthropology (2012)
  • Kenneth M. Ames, Portland State University
Abstract
This chapter examines community mobility patterns on the Columbia Plateau over the past 6000 years or so. It uses the structure of suites of radiocarbon dates to measure the relative permanence of residential occupations at three major residential sites: the Kartar phase occupation at 45-OK-11, the Wildcat phase at Wildcat Canyon, and the second occupation of the Miller site, on Strawberry Island. The Kartar and Strawberry Island occupations were likely much shorter then previously thought; sampling issues cloud the analysis of the Wildcat Phase dates. The study indicates that larger residential aggregations post ca. 2000 cal B.P. were not accompanied by increased degrees of sedentism.
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2012
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Ames, K. (2012). Radiocarbon Dates and Community Mobility Patterns on the Columbia Plateau. Journal of Northwest Anthropology 7: 167-194.