By Dr. Michael R. Waters,Charlotte D. Pevny,David L. Carlson,Michael B. Collins,Willaim A. Dickens,Scott A. Minchak,Ashley M. Smallwood ; Jason M. Wiersema ; Eric J. Bartelink ; James E. Wiederhold ; Heidi M. Luchsinger ; Dawn A. J. Alexander ;
Some 13,000 years in the past, people have been drawn many times to a small valley in what's now important Texas, close to the banks of Buttermilk Creek. those early hunter-gatherers camped, amassed stone, and formed it right into a number of instruments they had to hunt video game, strategy nutrition, and subsist within the Texas desolate tract. Their toolkit integrated bifaces, blades, and lethal spear issues. the place they labored, they left millions of items of particles, that have allowed archaeologists to reconstruct their equipment of device construction. in addition to the faunal fabric that was once additionally discarded of their prehistoric campsite, those stone, or lithic, artifacts have the funds for a glimpse of human lifestyles on the finish of the final ice age in the course of an period known as Clovis.
The quarter the place those humans roamed and camped, known as the Gault website, is likely one of the most vital Clovis websites in North the USA. A decade in the past a group from Texas A&M collage excavated a unmarried region of the site—formally named Excavation region eight, yet informally dubbed the Lindsey Pit—which positive aspects the densest focus of Clovis artifacts and the clearest stratigraphy on the Gault website. a few 67,000 lithic artifacts have been recovered in the course of fieldwork, in addition to 5,700 items of faunal material.
In a radical synthesis of the facts from this prehistoric “workshop,” Michael R. Waters and his coauthors give you the technical facts had to interpret and examine this web site with different websites from an analogous interval, illuminating the tale of Clovis humans within the Buttermilk Creek Valley.
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