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Ord Shelter


This paper reports the excavation and analysis of the archaeological deposit in Ord Shelter (CA-SBr-2846), located in the south-central Mojave Desert, California. The site was excavated in October, 1971, by a field party from the University of California, Riverside. It contained a small bed of bunch grass, adjacent to and under which were found three fragments of basketry, a bone tool, miscellaneous fragments of sinew and cordage, pieces of a carrying net, and a cache containing two bundles of snares. The site is of interest because its well-preserved assemblage was left there perhaps by only a single individual nearly 2000 years ago.

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