The Myers-Hindman site: an exploratory study of human occupation patterns in the Upper Yellowstone Valley from 7000 B.C. to A.D. 1200
This exploratory research project was designed to create new knowledge about some of the hunter-gatherer adaptation patterns in the Upper Yellowstone Valley and the Northern Rocky Mountains. The study begins with the working assumption that the Northern Rocky Mountains are a distinct archaeological macro-environment that must be investigated through regional research designs. The Upper Yellowstone Valley was selected as one of these regions, and the MyersHindman site, an open camp in the Mountain Flanks Life Zone, was designated for excavation. The resultant data base from these excavations consists of seven identified settlement units which cover a time span from about 7000 B.C. to A.D. 1200, a sample of some 6,610 artifactual specimens. and a faunal assemblage of 600 elements representing fifteen large- and small-game species. Analyses of these data, plus those from the valley in general, indicate that the region has seen continuity in man-environmental relations for at least the past 9000 years. Although numerous specific and general questions will need resolution through additional research in various areas, the present data base provides enough inferential power to suggest alternatives to the reconstructions of Northern Rocky Mountain prehistory as suggested by Husted (the Western Macro-Tradition) and Swanson (the Bitterroot Pattern).
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