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Author Meltzer, David J.,
Title Folsom : new archaeological investigations of a classic Paleoindian bison kill / David J. Meltzer ; with contributions by Meena Balakrishnan [and others].
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [2006]
©2006

Subject Folsom culture -- New Mexico -- Colfax County.
Folsom points.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- New Mexico -- Colfax County.
Animal remains (Archaeology) -- New Mexico -- Colfax County.
Folsom Site (N.M.)
Colfax County (N.M.) -- Antiquities.
Alt Name Balakrishnan, Meena.
Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The Folsom paleoindian site -- Folsom and the human antiquity controversy in America -- Situating the site and setting the ecological stage -- Archaeological research designs, methods, and results -- Geology, paleotopography, stratigraphy, and geochronology -- Late glacial climate and ecology -- The faunal assemblage and bison bonebed taphonomy -- Artifacts, technological organization, and mobility -- Folsom, from prehistory to history -- Appendix A: Field procedures and protocols -- Appendix B: The Folsom diary of Carl Schwachheim -- Appendix C: Historical archaeology of the Folsom site -- Appendix D: Sediment mineralogy and bone preservation -- Appendix E: Defining Folsom: theme and variations.
Summary Tells the story of Folsom. Using various archaeological methods and techniques, and bringing in data from geology and paleoecology, this study provides a look at the adaptations and environments of the late Ice Age Paleoindian hunters who killed a large herd of bison at this spot, as well as a measure of Folsom's role in American archaeology.
Note Print version record.
Local Note JOHN CARROLL: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
ISBN 9780520932449 (electronic bk.)
0520932447 (electronic bk.)
9780520246447
0520246446 (Trade Cloth)
1601290268
9781601290267
1282358944
9781282358942
OCLC # 68641670
Additional Format Print version: Meltzer, David J. Folsom. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006 0520246446 (DLC) 2006002482 (OCoLC)63277636.