Portland State University. Department of Anthropology.
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology
1 online resource (viii, 166 p.)
ndians of North America -- Implements -- Oregon -- Columbia County, Stone implements -- Oregon -- Columbia County, Meier Site (Or.), Columbia County (Or.) -- Antiquities
The Meier site fine-grained lithic assemblage was used to test the hypothesis that a sedentary group will rely heavily on expedient lithic technologies because they stockpile raw material at the residence. At Meier, expedient core reduction provided blanks for a significant number of curated and expedient tools. I propose that sedentism (stockpiling) minimizes energy investments in raw material procurement and blank production while maintaining the ability to efficiently make both curated and expedient tools. Investment in curation is limited to a few tool classes with specialized functions, not transportable design variables.
Hamilton, Stephen Coursault, "Technological Organization and Sedentism: Expedient Core Reduction, Stockpiling, and Tool Curation at the Meier Site (35CO5)" (1994). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4839.