Raven Bluff is the only fluted point component in Alaska within a buried, stratified context with well-preserved faunal remains. Excavations allow us to better understand paleoenvironments at the site, as well as to propose a detailed stratigraphic sequence and general, late Quaternary geological history of this unique location. The oldest cultural material, including fluted points and microblades, are associated with radiocarbon dates that range between 13,180 and 10,220 cal B.P. Post-depositional processes are evident but have not distorted the sequence of major stratigraphic units. Ongoing research continues to refine the site’s geochronology, and define a more highly resolved occupation history.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Abstracts of the SAA 77th Annual Meeting 18-22 April, 2012 Memphis, Tennessee|
|State||Published - 2012|