The Archaeology of La Calsada: A Rockshelter in the Sierra by C. Roger Nance

By C. Roger Nance

On a distant mountainside 2,000 meters above sea point within the northern Sierra Madre Oriental, the rockshelter at los angeles Calsada has yielded uncomplicated archaeological facts for one of many least understood areas of prehistoric North the USA, the nation of Nuevo León in northern Mexico. This entire website file, with certain details on artifacts and stratigraphy, presents baseline facts for extra explorations within the zone and comparisons with different North American hunter-gatherer groups.

Radiocarbon courting strains the earliest part on the website to 8600-7500 B.C., giving los angeles Calsada arguably the earliest well-dated lithic complicated in Mexico. Nance describes a few 1,140 recovered stone instruments, with comparisons to the archaeology of southern and southwestern Texas, in addition to suggested websites in Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León, Mexico.

From the lithic and stratigraphic research, Nance deduces occupational styles on the website, starting with Paleo-Indian cultures that lived within the sector till approximately 7500 B.C. via adjustments in software know-how, he follows the increase of the Abasolo culture round 3000 B.C. and the looks of a brand new tradition with a notably diverse lithic round a thousand A.D.

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