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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Butler, B. Robert
Contributions to the prehistory of the Columbia Plateau: a report on excavations in the Palouse and Craig Mountain sections
Published By: Original publisher
[Pocatello, Idaho]: [s.n.]. . ii, 86 p., plates ill., maps
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by B. Robert Butler
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2001. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Topography and geology (133);
Bone, horn, and shell technology (321);
Lithic industries (324);
General tools (412);
Cultural stratigraphy (912);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Butler reports on excavations on the Columbia Plateau: four sites in Camas Prairie, Idaho (Weis Rockshelter, Cooper's Ferry, McLaughlin's Flat, and Picture Cave) and one site along the Snake River, Washington (Ash Cave). Four sites contain assemblages that date to the Cascade time period, which Butler calls the Craig Mountain phase in this report (Weis Rockshelter, Cooper's Ferry, Picture Cave, and Ash Cave). Most of this report centers on the excavations at Weis Rockshelter. Butler was interested in further defining the Old Cordilleran culture which centered around the Cascade point. (Studies of the Old Cordilleran culture and Cascade point led later researchers to define the Cascade culture.) Butler believed the Old Cordilleran culture may have originated around The Dalles on the lower Columbia River and spread east and perhaps west from there. The importance of Ash Cave is that it lies halfway between The Dalles and Weis Rockshelter and dates between the two sites.
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Errata slip inserted Includes bibliographical references ( p. 82-86)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
1958, 1961, 1962
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Archaeologist - 4, 5
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Sarah Berry; 2000
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
8900 BP - 3490 BP
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Columbia Plateau; Idaho and Washington, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Indians of North America--Columbia Plateau--Antiquities