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A Diegueno Shaman's Wand: An Object Lesson Illustrating the "Heirloom Hypothesis"

  title={A Diegueno Shaman's Wand: An Object Lesson Illustrating the "Heirloom Hypothesis"},
  author={D. Thomas},
  journal={Journal of California Anthropology, The},
  • D. Thomas
  • Published 1976
  • History
  • Journal of California Anthropology, The
I make but two simple points. The first is to describe an intriguing Diegueno artifact and point up how this artifact might serve as an analogy for some cases of prehistoric behavior. Secondly, I would like to goad archaeologists into venturing beyond the narrow range of hypotheses now in use. There is no need to simply write off stratigraphic anomalies as rodent disturbance or frost heaving (or sloppy excavation). What about testing for temporal curation? We can overextend any argument, of… Expand
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