Alpine archaeology of Alta Toquima and the Mt. Jefferson Tablelands (Nevada) : the archaeology of Monitor Valley, contribution 4.

@inproceedings{Thomas2020AlpineAO,
  title={Alpine archaeology of Alta Toquima and the Mt. Jefferson Tablelands (Nevada) : the archaeology of Monitor Valley, contribution 4.},
  author={David Hurst. Thomas and Jessica R. Bean and Gregory R. Burns and Timothy W. Canaday and David Alan Charlet and Robert K. Colwell and Brendan J Culleton and Jelmer W. Eerkens and Nicholas P. Freeland and Donald A. Graybill and Donald K. Grayson and Thomas K. Harper and Richard E. Hughes and Jos{\'e} Luis Ubera Jim{\'e}nez and Douglas J. Kennett and Constance I. Millar and Andrea Lee Novick and Lorann S. A. Pendleton and Amanda M. Rankin and David Rhode and Jeffrey S. Rosenthal and Irwin Rovner and Howard J. Spero and Nathan E. Stevens},
  year={2020}
}
The Central Mountains Archaic began with the arrival of foraging populations in the Intermountain West about 6000 years ago. This migration coincided with the “extremely dramatic” winter-wet event of 4350 cal b.c. and the arrival of piñon pine forests in the central Great Basin. Human foragers likely played a significant role in the rapid spread of piñon across the central and northeastern Great Basin. Logistic hunters exploited local bighorn populations, sometimes serviced by hunting camps…