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Published in THE NEBRASKA ANTHROPOLOGIST, Volume 2 (1975). Published by the Anthropology Student Group, Department of Anthropology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588


This paper deals with the lifeways of prehistoric populations inhabiting the North American Southwest from 12,000 to 10,000 years ago. Included is a brief delimitation and description of the Southwest area, a review of several current concepts regarding the environmental conditions in existence during the temporal span under concern, a series of brief descriptions of sites and site materials involved, and a concluding section wherein interpretation and inferences are drawn from both internal and external data. Three distinct complexes are recognized which appear to represent sequential cultural adaptations to shifting environmental conditions.

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