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The Resource Dry Creek : archaeology and paleoecology of a Late Pleistocene Alaskan hunting camp, W. Roger Powers, R. Dale Guthrie, and John F. Hoffecker ; edited by Ted Goebel

Dry Creek : archaeology and paleoecology of a Late Pleistocene Alaskan hunting camp, W. Roger Powers, R. Dale Guthrie, and John F. Hoffecker ; edited by Ted Goebel

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Dry Creek : archaeology and paleoecology of a Late Pleistocene Alaskan hunting camp
Title
Dry Creek
Title remainder
archaeology and paleoecology of a Late Pleistocene Alaskan hunting camp
Statement of responsibility
W. Roger Powers, R. Dale Guthrie, and John F. Hoffecker ; edited by Ted Goebel
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With cultural remains dated unequivocally to 13,000 calendar years ago, Dry Creek assumed major importance upon its excavation and study by W. Roger Powers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The site was the first to conclusively demonstrate a human presence in eastern Beringia that could be dated to the same time as the Bering Land Bridge, thus offering reliable evidence of the migration route used in the peopling of the Americas during the late Pleistocene. Similarly, the Dry Creek site yielded the first proof that early human migrants to Alaska successfully hunted the now-extinct mega-mammals known to populate late Pleistocene North America. As Powers and his research team studied the site from 1973 through 1977, their work verified exciting initial expectations, unearthing evidence of a series of late Pleistocene cultural occupations within a well-stratified context. It became clear that Dry Creek's trove of chronologically constrained tools, cores, and debitage, along with its faunal remains, provided a 'tantalizing first glimpse' of Clovis-aged lithic technology in Beringia. Unfortunately, the research was never fully published outside of a series of short journal articles. Thus, its ongoing significance was never completely realized. W. Roger Powers passed away in 2003, and at the time of his death he was still intending to update and publish the work in book form. Now, thanks to generous funding from the National Science Foundation and others, Dry Creek: Archaeology and Paleoecology of a Late Pleistocene Alaskan Hunting Camp is finally ready to take its rightful place in the ongoing research into the peopling of the Americas. Containing not only the original research, this book also updates and reconsiders Dry Creek in light of more recent discoveries and analysis, placing Powers's pioneering original research in conversation with current directions in Beringian archaeology"--Back cover
Cataloging source
TXA/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powers, William Roger
Dewey number
979.8/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F912.D79
LC item number
P69 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Guthrie, R. Dale
  • Hoffecker, John F.
  • Goebel, Ted
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dry Creek Site (Alaska)
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Denali Borough (Alaska)
  • Antiquities, Prehistoric
  • Paleo-Indians
  • Archaeological geology
  • Paleoecology
  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Antiquities
  • Antiquities, Prehistoric
  • Archaeological geology
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Paleo-Indians
  • Paleoecology
  • Pleistocene Geologic Epoch
  • Alaska
  • Alaska
Label
Dry Creek : archaeology and paleoecology of a Late Pleistocene Alaskan hunting camp, W. Roger Powers, R. Dale Guthrie, and John F. Hoffecker ; edited by Ted Goebel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Peopling of the Americas publications."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface / Ted Goebel -- The Dry Creek report: Introduction / R. Dale Guthrie and W. Roger Powers -- The Dry Creek Site: a history and description / W. Roger Powers -- The geology of the Dry Creek Site / W. Roger Powers -- Lithic technology of the Dry Creek Site / W. Roger Powers -- The occupation floors at the Dry Creek Site / John F. Hoffecker -- Paleoecology of the Dry Creek Site and its implications for early hunters / R. Dale Guthrie -- Dry Creek and its place in the early archeology of the North / W. Roger Powers and R. Dale Guthrie -- Appendix A. Component IV at the Dry Creek Site / W. Roger Powers -- Dry Creek update: New geoarchaeology and geochronology at Dry Creek / Kelly E. Graf -- Lyndsay M. Dipietro, Kathryn Krasinski, Brandan J. Culleton, Douglas Kennett, Angela K. Gore, and Heather L. Smith -- A Dry Creek retrospective / Ted Goebel and John F. Hoffecker -- References cited -- Contributors
Control code
960969300
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781623495398
Lccn
2016048214
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960969300
Label
Dry Creek : archaeology and paleoecology of a Late Pleistocene Alaskan hunting camp, W. Roger Powers, R. Dale Guthrie, and John F. Hoffecker ; edited by Ted Goebel
Publication
Note
"Peopling of the Americas publications."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface / Ted Goebel -- The Dry Creek report: Introduction / R. Dale Guthrie and W. Roger Powers -- The Dry Creek Site: a history and description / W. Roger Powers -- The geology of the Dry Creek Site / W. Roger Powers -- Lithic technology of the Dry Creek Site / W. Roger Powers -- The occupation floors at the Dry Creek Site / John F. Hoffecker -- Paleoecology of the Dry Creek Site and its implications for early hunters / R. Dale Guthrie -- Dry Creek and its place in the early archeology of the North / W. Roger Powers and R. Dale Guthrie -- Appendix A. Component IV at the Dry Creek Site / W. Roger Powers -- Dry Creek update: New geoarchaeology and geochronology at Dry Creek / Kelly E. Graf -- Lyndsay M. Dipietro, Kathryn Krasinski, Brandan J. Culleton, Douglas Kennett, Angela K. Gore, and Heather L. Smith -- A Dry Creek retrospective / Ted Goebel and John F. Hoffecker -- References cited -- Contributors
Control code
960969300
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781623495398
Lccn
2016048214
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960969300

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