Hoffecker, John F.
September 2001
Arctic Anthropology;2001, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p139
Academic Journal
The Nenana River valley, located in the northern foothills of the Alaska Range, contains a group of sites that collectively spans 11,300 to 7000 B.P., and provides critical information on the settlement of Alaska during this interval. Major localities include Dry Creek, Walker Road, Panguingue Creek, and Moose Creek, all of which contain cultural remains buried in a deep aeolian sedimentary context. Three of these sites yielded assemblages comprising small bifacial points, endscrapers, scraper planes, and other tools dating to between ca. 11,300 and 11,100 B.P. (Nenana complex). Three sites contain assemblages of microblades, lanceolate points, burins, and other lithic artifacts that stratigraphically overlie the Nenana complex occupations and/or date to ca. 10,600 to 7000 B.P. (Denali complex). Several sites also contain occupations that may be assigned to later industries of the Middle and Late Holocene (e.g., Northern Archaic). The archaeological record in the Nenana River valley suggests that two separate and temporally successive industries were present in central Alaska during the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene, but the Tanana Basin sites indicate a more complex picture.


Related Articles

  • Thickness of sets of cross strata and planar strata as a function of formative bed-wave geometry... Bridge, John S. // Geology;Nov97, Vol. 25 Issue 11, p971 

    Discusses cross strata and planar strata in fluvial sands and sandstones. Overview of the theory and experimental studies relating to the relationship between thickness of sets of cross strata and the height of the formative bed waves; Reasons for discrepancies between observations and...

  • Tectonic control on sea-floor relief and the localization of Lower Mississippian Waulsortian... Jeffery, David L. // Geology;Nov97, Vol. 25 Issue 11, p1011 

    Presents information on the mound and ramp strata of the Lower Mississippian Lake Valley Formation in the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico. Illustration that the deformation of the earliest Mississippian strata occurred prior to mound growth; What the resulting topography within the area...

  • Exhumation of the Dabie Shan ultra-high pressure rocks and accumulation of the Songpan-Ganzi... Nie, Shangyou; Yin, An // Geology;Nov94, Vol. 22 Issue 11, p999 

    Suggests the compatibility of regional geology and radiometric dates with the interpretation that the majority of sedimetary rocks were derived from denudation of the orogenic belt between North and South China blocks following their Paleozoic to Triassic collision. Implication of high...

  • Depositional history of the western Colombian Basin, Caribbean Sea, revealed by seismic... Bowland, Christopher L. // Geological Society of America Bulletin;Oct93, Vol. 105 Issue 10, p1321 

    Attempts to establish a regional stratigraphic framework for the western Colombian Basin. Use of seismic-stratigraphic and seismic-facies analyses; Prediction of sedimentary-facies types and distributions.

  • A provisional model for the regional morphostratigraphy... Germs, G.J.B.; Schweitzer, J.K. // South African Journal of Geology;Sep94, Vol. 97 Issue 3, p279 

    Focuses on the stratigraphic and topographic characteristics of the Venterspost Conglomerate Formation (VCF). Related information concerning VCF; Provisional VCF stratigraphy and stratigraphic setting of VCF; Topographic control on VCF stratigraphy; Provisional regional VCF morphostratigraphic...

  • Generic types of stratigraphic cycles controlled by eustasy. Soreghan, Gerilyn S.; Dickinson, William R. // Geology;Aug94, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p759 

    Discusses a conceptual scheme of generic cycle types that represent varied responses of stratigraphy to changes in accommodation space influenced by eustasy. Restriction to marine and marine-non-marine cycles; Glacioeustatic cycles.

  • Conodont-based quantitative biostratigraphy for the Eifelian of the eastern Anti-Atlas, Morocco. Belka, Zdzislaw; Kaufmann, Bernd // Geological Society of America Bulletin;June97, Vol. 109 Issue 6, p643 

    Focuses on a study which examined a chronostratigraphic framework that measured ranges of 52 conodont taxa present in seven Eifelian sections of the eastern Anti-Atlas, in Southern Morocco. Methodology used to conduct the study; Comparison of analysis by graphic correlation; Condition of the...

  • Neoproterozoic stratigraphic comparison of the Lesser Himalaya (India) and Yangtze block (south China): Paleogeographic implications. Ganqing Jiang; Sohl, Linda E.; Christie-Blick, Nicholas // Geology;Oct2003, Vol. 31 Issue 10, p917 

    Presents a Neoproterozoic stratigraphic comparison of the Lesser Himalaya in India and Yangtze block in south China. Stratigraphic contrast between south China and northern India; Results suggesting that south China may have migrated toward northwestern Australia during the Cambrian.

  • Precambrian-Cambrian transition: Death Valley, United States. Corsetti, Frank A.; Hagadorn, James W. // Geology;Apr2000, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p299 

    Provides a robust stratigraphic framework spanning the Precambrian-Cambrian transition in one of the best-exposed sections in the world, Death Valley in the United States. Location of the boundary in the Death Valley section; Chemostratigraphic correlation of this succession to radiometrically...

  • Yucatan subsurface stratigraphy: Implications and constraints for the Chicxulub impact: Comment... Pecheux, M.; Michaud, F. // Geology;Jan97, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p92 

    Opinion. Presents a commentary on `Yucatan Subsurface Stratigraphy: Implications and Constraints for the Chicxulub Impact,' by W.C. Ward, G. Keller et al published in volume 23 of `Geology,' as well as a reply to the comment by the study's authors. Doubts raised in the commentary over the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics