A Site Activity Model for Kill and Butchering Activities at Hunter-Gatherer Sites
Author: Sivertsen, Barbara J.
Source: Journal of Field Archaeology, Volume 7, Number 4, 1980 , pp. 423-441(19)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:In an example of model design, testing, and evaluation dealing with killing, butchering, and processing sites, an attempt has been made to produce a model with objective, testable features of use to archaeologists. Within this theoretical framework one visualizes sites as groups of activity areas or loci. A descriptive model is developed that produces testable criteria, and attributes are drawn from the model that show significant relationships in a sample of Paleoindian sites. These relationships indicate several activity loci, and a series of site categories is then developed from them. Because they are directly derived from elements that represent activity loci and are not subjective divisions, attention is specifically directed to the functional interrelationships of subsistence activities among the sites.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1980-01-01
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