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Obsidian Hydration Dates for Owens Valley Settlement Categories


Archaeology has recently undergone a fundamental transformation of perceived goals, central to which is the decreased emphasis on culture chronology and the increased emphasis on models of prehistoric adaptation and theories of culture process. Paradoxically, with more detailed subsistence and settlement reconstructions and more rigorous tests of processual theory has come the need for increasingly precise temporal placement of cultural events. Establishing chronology, thus, continues to be a basic archaeological task.

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