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American Material Culture

1983

Baker Cave

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Baker Cave, Val Verde County, Texas: The 1976 Excavations, Mary Frances Chadderon Jan 1983

Baker Cave, Val Verde County, Texas: The 1976 Excavations, Mary Frances Chadderon

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Excavations, in summer 1976, have provided new data on the ancient human occupations at Baker Cave, Val Verde County, Texas. One objective of the research program was to obtain further information on habitation at the site during Late Paleo-Indian times. Radiocarbon dates of 7000 B.C. can be linked to this period and are attributed to the Golondrina complex. This cultural pattern is represented by a deposit containing chipped stone artifacts and other cultural materials. The most important discovery was a cooking pit that yielded an abundance of faunal and floral remains. Interpretation of the paleoenvironmental data suggests a climatic ...