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Author Workman, W.B.
Year 1974
Title First Dated Traces of Early Holocene Man in the Southwest Yukon Territory, Canada
Journal/Newsletter Arctic Anthropology
Volume 11
Issue Supplement: Festschrift Issue in Honor of Chester S. Chard
Pages 94-103
Abstract This report describes a small series of implements associated with a right ramus fragment and a right radius fragment of bison of indeterminate species found scattered about a hearth area seven feet beneath ground surface at the Canyon site (JfVg-1) at Mile 998 of the Alaska Highway. A date of 7195 ± 100 radiocarbon years (5245 B.C.; SI- 1117) has been obtained on charcoal from the hearth. A dry grassland environment quite unlike the spruce parkland prevailing today is inferred . Two diagnostic thin bifaces or projectile points with convex bases , one of which bears a burin facet, appear to have closest connections with a series of Piano-derived points distributed primarily to the east. The small Basal Canyon assemblage, interpreted as the leavings of an ephemeral bis on- hunters' camp, is provisionally assigned to the Little Arm phase in a recently revised scheme for southwest Yukon prehistory.
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Workman, W.B.
1974 First Dated Traces of Early Holocene Man in the Southwest Yukon Territory, Canada. Arctic Anthropology 11(Supplement: Festschrift Issue in Honor of Chester S. Chard):94-103.


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