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Alaska, Binford, and Landscape Modeling: Approximating the Shift to Logistical Mobility During Alaskan Prehistory

Bree Doering, Doctoral Candidate, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology University of Michigan
Thursday, October 27, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM
Room 2009 Ruthven Museums Building Map
Through the lens of Binford's forager-collector model and based on site
distribution data, the speaker will present preliminary evidence for an earlier
transition from foraging to collecting subsistence strategies than has been
previously suggested for Central Alaska. Seasonally-abundant resources like
salmon and caribou offered prehistoric Central Alaskans an incredible
subsistence opportunity, particularly if stored. Clarifying the timing and causes of
the transition to logistical mobility will permit a more accurate reconstruction of
Alaskan prehistory and contribute to a broader understanding of such
subsistence transitions among prehistoric hunter-gatherer. The speaker asks
attendees to help her workshop these ideas, which will ultimately culminate in her
pre-doctoral research paper.
Building: Ruthven Museums Building
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Anthropology, Archaeology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Museum of Anthropological Archaeology