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William A. Ritchie, Robert E. Funk, and the Archaic Period in New York State Archaeology

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on March 12, 2013 in Archaeology |

Buffer  The Archaic period, 3,000-10,000 years before present (BP) saw human adaptation to temperate, eastern woodlands environments after the Ice Age, and no doubt also witnessed population growth, human migration, and interactions between different societies as the environment changed and innovations were made in technology and subsistence. Archaic societies were hunters-gatherers, although the ways they […]

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Apparent Evidence of Archaic Period Forest Alteration in the Vosburg Site Archaeological District, Guilderland, New York

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on December 5, 2011 in Archaeology, Paleoecology |

Kindle(This is the sixth in a series of posts about the environmental context of human ecosystems and archaeological sites in eastern North America) Some of the earliest evidence of land clearing and related forest composition change in eastern North America has been summarized in the short Fieldnotes article, “Shaping the Forest with Fire–  A Very […]

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