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Agricultural origins and the isotopic identity of domestication in northern China
Stable isotope biochemistry (δ13C and δ15N) and radiocarbon dating of ancient human and animal bone document 2 distinct phases of plant and animal domestication at the Dadiwan site in northwestExpand
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Hunter-Gatherers: Archaeological and Evolutionary Theory
1 * Progressive Social Evolution and Hunter-Gatherers.- 2 * The History of Americanist Hunter-Gatherer Research.- 3 * Middle-Range Theory and Hunter-Gatherers.- 4 * Hunter-Gatherers as OptimalExpand
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Was Agriculture Impossible during the Pleistocene but Mandatory during the Holocene? A Climate Change Hypothesis
Several independent trajectories of subsistence intensification, often leading to agriculture, began during the Holocene. No plant-rich intensifications are known from the Pleistocene, even from theExpand
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Point typologies, cultural transmission, and the spread of bow-and-arrow technology in the prehistoric Great Basin
Decrease in projectile point size around 1350 B.P. is commonly regarded as marking the replacement of the atlatl by the bow and arrow across the Great Basin. The point typology most widely employedExpand
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The Numic Spread: Great Basin Cultures in Competition
The rapid spread of Numic peoples into the Great Basin about 500-700 years ago is a major anomaly in the prehistory of that region because, according to current interpretations, it occurred in theExpand
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Central Place Models of Acorn and Mussel Processing
We use a central place foraging model of field resource processing to explore the archaeological implications of experimental and ethnographical observations pertaining to the collection andExpand
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Anthropological Applications of Optimal Foraging Theory: A Critical Review [and Comments and Reply]
Recent applications of models of optimal foraging behavior to human foraging economies are summarized and evaluated. These models predict patterns of prey choice, habitat use, time allocation,Expand
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The origins of food production in north China: A different kind of agricultural revolution
By roughly 8,000 calendar years before the present (calBP), hunter‐gatherers across a broad swath of north China had begun small‐scale farming of broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum) and foxtailExpand
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Aboriginal Occupation at High Altitude: Alpine Villages in the White Mountains
Villages with well-built dwellings and extensive chipped- and ground-stone assemblages found between 3,130 m and 3,854 m in the White Mountains, California, and Toquima Range, Nevada, indicateExpand
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Techniques for Assessing Standardization in Artifact Assemblages: Can We Scale Material Variability?
The study of artifact standardization is an important line of archaeological inquiry that continues to be plagued by the lack of an independent scale that would indicate what a highly variable orExpand
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