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Clovis Excavations At Topper 2005-2007: Examining Site Formation Processes At An Upland Paleoindian Site Along The Middle Savannah River, D. Shane Miller Jan 2010

Clovis Excavations At Topper 2005-2007: Examining Site Formation Processes At An Upland Paleoindian Site Along The Middle Savannah River, D. Shane Miller

Occasional Papers – Southeastern Paleoamerican Survey

With this inaugural issue of the Occasional Papers series of the Southeastern Paleoamerican Survey, we are pleased to offer this monograph by D. Shane Miller which was based on his masters thesis research at the Topper site. His excavations, conducted over 2006-2007, resulted in a 64m square block, the largest contiguous unit yet excavated at Topper. Situated in a previously plowed firebreak on the southern hillside exhibiting partial erosion, it was decided to take advantage of this situation and recover the basal Clovis remains in the undisturbed portion of the profile. This strategy worked well and allowed Miller to fairly ...