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Prehistoric Interface of Humans and Water in Idaho: Archaeological Evidence of the Culture-Water Nexus in the Snake River Plain

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This project was made possible by the NSF Idaho EPSCoR Program and by the National Science Foundation under Award No. OIA-1757324.

Abstract

Archaeological evidence suggests water fundamentally structures human life and ecological adaptation in the Snake River Plain (SRP) and its environs, and that prehistoric peoples used sophisticated locating strategies to discover and use surface and spring waters. Our project seeks to identify the human use of water in the SRP through time by GIS mapping temporally sensitive stone artifacts procured from known source locations over the modern and historic/prehistoric hydrologies of the SRP as proxy data for human water discovery and adaptation strategies. We intend to cover the entire history of human habitation of the Snake River Plain, from c. 10,000 years ago up to the present.

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Prehistoric Interface of Humans and Water in Idaho: Archaeological Evidence of the Culture-Water Nexus in the Snake River Plain

Archaeological evidence suggests water fundamentally structures human life and ecological adaptation in the Snake River Plain (SRP) and its environs, and that prehistoric peoples used sophisticated locating strategies to discover and use surface and spring waters. Our project seeks to identify the human use of water in the SRP through time by GIS mapping temporally sensitive stone artifacts procured from known source locations over the modern and historic/prehistoric hydrologies of the SRP as proxy data for human water discovery and adaptation strategies. We intend to cover the entire history of human habitation of the Snake River Plain, from c. 10,000 years ago up to the present.