Anthropology and Classical Studies Faculty Research

Title

Activity and Formation as Sources of Variation in Great Lakes Palaeoindian Assemblages

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 1997

Abstract

What is the nature of variation in Paleoindian assemblage composition? The question is not as banal as it sounds. Conventional models see variation in essentialist terms that correspond directly to "types" of settlements. Great Lakes data suggest that some variation is categorical but that much is continuous and that some is determined by assemblage size, a factor independent of the norm and activity postulated in conventional views.

Publication Title

Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology

Volume

22

Issue

2

First Page

197

Last Page

236