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Geoarchaeological themes in a dynamic coastal environment, Lincoln and Lane Counties, Oregon

Loren G. Davis, Steven A. Jenevein, Michele L. Punke, Jay S. Noller, Julia A. Jones and Samuel C. Willis
Geoarchaeological themes in a dynamic coastal environment, Lincoln and Lane Counties, Oregon (in Volcanoes to vineyards; geologic field trips through the dynamic landscape of the Pacific Northwest, Jim E. O'Connor (editor), Rebecca J. Dorsey (editor) and Ian P. Madin (editor))
Field Guide (Geological Society of America) (December 2009) 15: 319-336

Abstract

Regional-scale processes of tectonism, late quaternary marine transgression, and patterns of aeolian deposition and erosion largely control the geoarchaeological character of the Oregon coast. Dramatic changes to the landscape of the Oregon coast since the Late Glacial Maximum drove the evolution of terrestrial and marine environmental processes which in turn conditioned the location and nature of prehistoric human activities. Due to the geologic complexities of Oregon's coast, archaeological investigations must address a broad range of geological factors that worked to greatly modify the ancient coastal landscape. In many ways, the modern Oregon coastline bears little resemblance to that associated with prehistoric coastal peoples prior to 3000 years ago, requiring geoscientific perspectives to construct the late Quaternary environmental context. Through the integration of geologic concepts and information, geoarchaeology offers an effective means of finding early sites in the modern coastal landscape and in the now-submerged paleocoastal landscape.


ISSN: 2333-0937
EISSN: 2333-0945
Serial Title: Field Guide (Geological Society of America)
Serial Volume: 15
Title: Geoarchaeological themes in a dynamic coastal environment, Lincoln and Lane Counties, Oregon
Title: Volcanoes to vineyards; geologic field trips through the dynamic landscape of the Pacific Northwest
Author(s): Davis, Loren G.Jenevein, Steven A.Punke, Michele L.Noller, Jay S.Jones, Julia A.Willis, Samuel C.
Author(s): O'Connor, Jim E.editor
Author(s): Dorsey, Rebecca J.editor
Author(s): Madin, Ian P.editor
Affiliation: Oregon State University, Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR, United States
Affiliation: U. S. Geological Survey, Portland, OR, United States
Pages: 319-336
Published: 200912
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
References: 45
Accession Number: 2010-060166
Categories: Quaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 4 tables, sketch maps
N43°25'60" - N44°16'60", W124°07'60" - W121°46'60"
N44°16'00" - N45°02'60", W124°05'60" - W123°37'00"
Secondary Affiliation: University of Oregon, USA, United StatesOregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, USA, United StatesArchaeological Investigations Northwest, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 201033
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