An aboriginal rock alignment in the Toiyabe Range, central Nevada. American Museum novitates ; no. 2534

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dc.contributor.author Thomas, David Hurst. en_US
dc.contributor.author McKee, Edwin H. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:36:16Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:36:16Z
dc.date.issued 1974 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2738
dc.description 17 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 16-17). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Two unusual rock walls in end-to-end alignment situated southeast of Austin, Lander County, Nevada, are described and their possible origin and use discussed. The eastern wall, about 300 feet long, extends from a canyon bottom, up a moderately steep hillside, and terminates just short of cliffy outcrops about two-thirds of the way to the ridge crest. The western wall, approximately 200 feet long, runs about halfway up the opposite side of the ridge. Judging from the type of projectile points found nearby, the walls are tentatively dated to the Reveille or the Underdown phases of the local archeological sequence (i.e., ca. 1000 BC to AD 1300). Several alternative hypotheses are considered to explain this feature, probably the best of which is that the rock barriers are prehistoric hunting fences, constructed to ambush deer or antelope"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2534 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Leys -- Nevada -- Lander County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Indians of North America -- Nevada -- Lander County -- Antiquities. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Indians of North America -- Hunting -- Nevada -- Lander County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Lander County (Nev.) -- Antiquities. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nevada -- Antiquities. en_US
dc.title An aboriginal rock alignment in the Toiyabe Range, central Nevada. American Museum novitates ; no. 2534 en_US
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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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