Pleistocene Studies in Southern Nevada

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The Museum , Carson City, Nevada
Excavations (Archaeology), Paleobotany, Paleont
Other titlesArchaeology of Tule Springs., Cultural Chronology in Southern Nevada., Fossil Vertebrates of the Tule Springs Site, Nevada., Late Pleistocene Molluscan Shells From the Tule Springs Area. A Comparative Analysis of Bone From Locality 2, Tule Springs, Nevada., Localities 1-5, Tule Springs, Nevada., Pollen Analysis of the Tule Springs Site, Nevada., Quaternary Geology of the Tule Springs Area, Clark County, Nevada., The Biotic Communities of Southern Nevada.
StatementReports Richard Shutler, Jr., C. Vance Haynes, John E. Mawby, Peter J. Mehringer, Jr., W. Glen Bradley, and James E. Deacon. Special Reports Richard H. Brooks, Christopher Dove, Robert J. Fitzwater, Walter T. Stein, Dwight W. Taylor, and Donald R. Tuohy. Editors H. M. Wormington and Dorothy Ellis
SeriesIts Anthropological Papers -- no. 13., Anthropological papers (Nevada State Museum) -- no. 13.
ContributionsBradley, W. Glen, Brooks, Richard H., Deacon, James E., Dove, Christopher, Ellis, Dorothy, Haynes, C. Vance, Mawby, John E., Mehringer, Peter J. Jr, Shutler, Richard, Jr, Wormington, H. M.
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PLEISTOCENE STUDIES IN SOUTHERN NEVADA. Nevada State Museum Anthropological Papers Number Author: H.M. and Dorothy Ellis (eds) Womington. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Pleistocene studies in southern Nevada. Carson City, Nev.: Nevada State Museum, [] (OCoLC) ARCHEOLOGY: Pleistocene Studies in Southern Nevada.

Wormington and Dorothy Ellis William J. Wallace. California State College, Long Beach. Search for more papers by this author. William J. Wallace. California State College, Long : William J. Wallace. Cite this Record.

Pleistocene Studies in Southern Nevada. Wormington, Dorothey Ellis. (tDAR id: )Cited by: Southern Nevada during the Pleistocene (~ Million Years Ago to ~10 Thousand Years Ago) Climate • Wetter and cooler than today; but probably not cool enough for snow • Abundant water springs • Mix of semi-desert and pinyon-juniper woodland.

Flora • Mostly pinyon pine and juniper with some sagebrush. Stable isotopic techniques are emergent as a powerful reconstructive tool in Neogene paleoecology. The Las Vegas Valley in southern Nevada contains one of few diverse Late Pleistocene fossil assemblages in the Mojave Desert.

This study investigates the diet of four megafaunal genera (Mammuthus, Equus, Bison, and Camelops) using delta 13C signatures preserved in tooth enamel.

H.M. Wormington, D. Ellis (Eds.), Pleistocene Studies of Southern Nevada. Anthropological Pap Nevada State Museum, Carson City (), pp. View Record in Scopus Google Scholar. "This discovery helps flesh out Southern Nevada's Pleistocene ecosystem and shows that there are still important discoveries to be Pleistocene Studies in Southern Nevada book in the Upper Las Vegas Wash," said UNLV geology professor Steve Rowland, a collaborator with Bonde on the study of local Ice Age fossils.

"To understand why certain species became extinct and others did not, we. With tropical circulation patterns enhanced by warmer oceans, tropical forests of western Mexico likely expanded, reaching farther north than they do today in Sonora; likewise, the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and California extended further, perhaps as far as southern Nevada.

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Wormington, H. and D. Elis, (Eds.)Pleistocene Studies in Southern Nevada. Nevada State Museum of Anthropology Paper N o. 13, Carson City, Nevada. DISCUSSION The detailed mapping of over vertebrate paleontologic localities. Papers in this title were selected from presentations from an April workshop sponsored by the U.S.

Geological Survey Earth Surface Dynamics Program, the U.S. Geological Survey National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, and the Smithsonian Institution. Papers are divided into two broad topics of the configuration, areal extent, and temporal development of the chain of Reviews: 1.

The archaeological record of the Terminal Pleistocene and Early Holocene in the Pleistocene Studies in Southern Nevada book Basin consists largely of surface lithic artifacts, and consequently research has concentrated on typological and technological studies.

The small suite of radiocarbon dates available suggests human presence in the Great Basin by at le B.P., but evidence of subsistence is scanty. Journals & Books; Register Sign in. at Sunshine is similar to sites located km south and supports regional climatic synchroneity in the central and southern Great Basin during the terminal Pleistocene/early Holocene.

Ellis (Eds.), Pleistocene Studies in Southern Nevada (), pp. Google Scholar. 15 Hicks, P. Previous studies (e.g. Spaulding, ; Wigand and others, ) recovered numerous packrat middens from southern Nevada dating to the most recent period of continental glaciation during the late Pleistocene (, to 12, yr B.P.

[ to 12 ka]). This report focuses on quantitative paleoclimatic interpretations of the plant. Paleobiogeographic Changes at the Pleistocene-Holocene Boundary near Pintwater Cave, Southern Nevada. Bryan Scott Hockett. Bureau of. Land. Management. Elko Field Office.

East Idaho Street. Ellw. Nevada Received Octo InapprOximat mammal and lizard bones were. Previous studies (e.g. Spaulding, ; Wigand and others, ) recovered numerous packrat middens from southern Nevada dating to the most recent period of continental glaciation during the late Pleistocene (~40, to 12, yr B.P.

[~40 to 12 ka]). This report focuses on. Late Pleistocene groundwater discharge deposits (paleowetlands) in the upper Las Vegas Wash north of Las Vegas, Nevada, have yielded an abundant and diverse vertebrate fossil assemblage, the Tule Springs local fauna (TSLF).

The TSLF is the largest open-site vertebrate fossil assemblage dating to the Rancholabrean North American Land Mammal Age in the southern Great Basin and Mojave Desert. Pleistocene Studies in Southern Nevada.

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Nevada State Museum, Anthropological Papers No. 13, Carson City; A proposed Revision of the Yuma Point Terminology; Proceedings, Colorado Museum of Natural History, Vol. 18, No. 2; A Reappraisal of the Freemont Culture, with a Summary of the Archaeology of the Northern Periphery.

Late Pleistocene megaherbivore communities of the Pacific and Mountain West states of California and Nevada are under-analyzed in regard to ecological function (diet, mobility, niche partitioning, and range of ecological tolerance).

Stable isotope analysis is a powerful tool that is known to recover primary paleodiet and paleoenvironmental information from biogenic materials, such as enamel.

The km-long Sierra Nevada underwent extensive Pleistocene glaciation except for its southernmost km. Presently, ∼ small glaciers and ice masses near the crest of the range occur above m in elevation; these covered an area of ∼50 km 2 in Fourteen of the largest glaciers decreased by about one half in area during the period from to   Nevada State Museum Anthropological Papers HAY, O.

on a collection of fossil vertebrates made by Dr. Cragin from the Equus beds of Kansas. Kansas University Science Bulletin HOCKETT, B. Paleobiogeographic changes at the Pleistocene-Holocene boundary near Pintwater Cave, southern Nevada. Pleistocene lake outburst floods and fan formation along the eastern Sierra Nevada, California: implications for the interpretation of intermontane lacustrine records.

Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 25, Issue. p. ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: x, pages: illustrations, maps ; 28 cm. Contents: Pliocene and Pleistocene evolution of the Mojave River, and associated tectonic development of the Transverse Ranges and Mojave Desert, based on borehole stratigraphy studies and mapping of landforms and sediments near Victorville, California / B.F.

Cox, J.W. Along lakes and streams that have long since disappeared, archaeologists working in southern Nevada have found nearly 20 sites used by ancient hunter-gatherers as much as 12, years ago. And even though the sites are remote, they weren’t discovered by accident.

Scientists expected to find them there. Some forty scholars examine California's prehistory and archaeology, looking at marine and terrestrial palaeoenvironments, initial human colonization, linguistic prehistory, early forms of exchange, mitochondrial DNA studies, and rock art.

This work is the most extensive study of California's prehistory undertaken in the past 20 years.

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Brown, W.J. Anderson, R.Y. Wells, S.G. Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene Lake Stands Events Recorded in Cored Lake Deposits and in Shore Features: Silver Lake Playa, Eastern Mojave Desert, Southern California Geological Society of America Abstract with Prog No.

Eolian dust constitutes much of the pedogenic material in late Pleistocene and Holocene soils of many arid regions of the world. Comparison of the compositions and influx rates of modern dust with the eolian component of dated soils at 24 sites in southern Nevada and California yields information on (1) the composition and influx rate of dust in late Pleistocene and Holocene soils, (2.

Figure 3. Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument logo. Although the evocative saber-tooth cat is the logo of TUSK [FIGURE 3], the Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) is truly the iconic animal known from the fossil beds [FIGURES 4,5].Mammoth remains have been discovered throughout the monument and dominate the Tule Springs local fauna in terms of sheer numbers of fossils.

During the late Pleistocene and early Holocene, the Las Vegas Valley in southern Nevada (Fig. 1) supported extensive and diverse wetland ecosystems.

Desert wetlands form in arid environments where water tables approach or breach the ground surface and are expressed on the landscape by a variety of hydrologic settings, including seeps, marshes.Dwight Willard Taylor (–) was an American malacologist and paleontologist, a researcher on undergraduate work was at the University of California, Berkeley and his PhD was from Harvard University.

He was instrumental in the creation of the malacological journal, Malacologia.April GSN Southern Nevada Chapter Newsletter 4 A Taphonomic Analysis of the Gypsum Cave, NV Pleistocene Mammals: Implications of Fire, Fractures, and Scratch Marks.

ELIZABETH A. GLOWIAK Gypsum Cave, NV is the site of a archaeological and paleontological excavation, which yielded numerous remains of Pleistocene mammals and human artifacts.