Land Use, Hunting Blinds, and Technological Change in the Mojave Sink: Recent Data from Afton Canyon

 

Barbara J. Roth, Department of Anthropology, UNLV

This presentation reports on the results of a survey of the rim and plateau above Afton Canyon in the Mojave Desert near Zzyzx, California. The goal of the survey was to determine how the sites fit into regional patterns of subsistence and settlement defined along Soda Playa (the southern portion of Pleistocene Lake Mojave).  I will summarize the sites we have found so far and discuss what we think was going on in the region during the Late Prehistoric period. Our survey identified a series of hunting blinds along Afton Canyon that we think were built and used following the introduction of the bow and arrow.  I will explore what this data can tell us about how hunter-gatherers in the Mojave Desert responded to risk and climate change.

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March 12, 2021 at 6pm - 7pm
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