Mid-Holocene hunter-gatherers, housepits, and landscape reuse: Sweetwater River, Wyoming

2017-10-26T10:47:17Z (GMT) by Brent A. Buenger Stacy R. Goodrick
<p>Archaic period housepits in Wyoming are components of a larger strategy characterized by high residential mobility, broad-spectrum resource procurement, and repeated utilization of landscape locations that afforded perennial and seasonally available resources. Housepits in ecologically productive areas were advantageous for hunter-gatherers, and were likely reoccupied periodically. Recent excavation of several housepit sites located within the Sweetwater River catchment in central Wyoming provide additional information relative to understanding hunter-gatherer behavior within the context of a xeric mid-Holocene environment.</p>