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Exchange Items or Hunters' Tools? Another Look at Lanceolate Biface Caches in Central Oregon

  • Author(s): Minor, Rick;
  • Toepel, Kathryn Anne
  • et al.

While distant peoples undoubtedly procured obsidian from sources in central Oregon, it is likely that this activity was largely restricted to informal trade between individual hunters or small hunting groups during most of the prehistoric past. Certainly, there currently is no evidence that an exchange system on the scale envisioned by Scott et al. existed in this area during the time periods they suggested.

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