Activity and Formation as Sources of Variation in Great Lakes Palaeoindian Assemblages
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.
Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology
Shott, Michael J., "Activity and Formation as Sources of Variation in Great Lakes Palaeoindian Assemblages" (1997). Anthropology Faculty Research. 420.