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dc.contributor.advisorTodd, Lawrence C., 1954-
dc.contributor.authorKinneer, Christopher C.
dc.contributor.committeememberDean, Denis J.
dc.contributor.committeememberLaBelle, Jason M.
dc.contributor.committeememberZier, Christian J.
dc.coverage.spatialWyoming
dc.coverage.spatialGreybull River Region (Wyo.)
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T04:26:57Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T04:26:57Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.descriptionDepartment Head: Kathleen A. Galvin.
dc.description2007 Fall.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 144-151).
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents the results of archaeological investigations of seven sites with structures identified near the headwaters of the Greybull River in the Absaroka Mountains of northwestern Wyoming. These structures have in common a construction style that consists entirely of dry-laid and/or aligned locally available stone and, in some cases, wooden elements. Investigations, analyses and interpretations of high altitude stone structure sites are often framed by categorical assumptions about site and structure functions. Assumed functions often include game drives, ceremonial localities, location markers, architectural remnants, and windbreaks. These ascribed functions condition the types of data that are gathered, and thus the results of the analyses and interpretations are often self-fulfilling. No single, best, or functionally provable argument, beyond a possible association with hunting, will be provided for the newly presented sites and structures, as too little is known about the builders' cultural and/or temporal affiliations. Rather, conclusions with respect to site and/or structure function will be oriented around pattern recognition and comparative discussion.
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.identifier2007_fall_Kinneer_ANPO.pdf
dc.identifierETDF2007100001ANPO
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/25330
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relationCatalog record number (MMS ID): 991024580389703361
dc.relationF763.K455 2007
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
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dc.subjectWyoming -- Antiquities
dc.subjectGreybull River Region (Wyo.)
dc.subjectarchaeological investigations
dc.subjectstone structures
dc.subjectwood structures
dc.subjectlandscape data
dc.subjectGreybull River
dc.subjectAbsaroka Mountains
dc.subjecthigh altitude sites
dc.subject.lcshHuman settlements -- Wyoming
dc.titleHigh altitude stone and wood structures of northwestern Wyoming: examples from the upper Greybull River area in the central Absaroka Mountains
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thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)


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