Advisor

Kenneth Ames

Date of Award

5-16-1994

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology

Department

Anthropology

Physical Description

1 online resource (viii, 166 p.)

Subjects

ndians of North America -- Implements -- Oregon -- Columbia County, Stone implements -- Oregon -- Columbia County, Meier Site (Or.), Columbia County (Or.) -- Antiquities

DOI

10.15760/etd.6715

Abstract

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.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28120

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