Site Function And Occupational Patterns At Colvard II (31AH266)

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Amber L. Cross (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Larry Kimball

Abstract: This paper examines the occupational patterns and site formation processes at Colvard II (31AH266). Colvard II is a low-density site located in Ashe County in nothwestern North Carolina, on the T-2 of the south bank of the South Fork New River. The site has been repeatedly occupied throughout the Paleoamerican, Archaic, and Woodland periods. Artifact analyses, focused on lithic debitage raw material sourcing, lithic tool types and use, and ceramic types, reveal more information about occupation patterns at Colvard II. The results of these analyses suggest that the site was occupied repeatedly by mobile people, but Colvard II occupations lasted longer than overnight hunting camps or other short-term occupations.

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Honors Project
Cross, A. (2020). Site Function And Occupational Patterns At Colvard II (31AH266). Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2020
Paleoamerican, Archaic, Woodland, Site functions, Occupation patterns

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