Prehistoric Plant Use at Beaver Creek Rock Shelter, Southwestern Montana, U.S.A.

dc.contributor.author Dexter, Darla en_US
dc.contributor.author Martin, Kathleen en_US
dc.contributor.author Travis, Lauri en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-09T02:02:58Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-09T02:02:58Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_US
dc.description.abstract The 2011 Carroll College Archaeological Field School conducted an exploratory excavation within the Beaver Creek Rock Shelter in southwestern Montana, U.S.A. The excavation exposed four cultural occupation layers dat-ing to over 2,500 years ago. Pollen retrieved from the pa-leoenvironmental record included a wide variety of plants. Seven plant families were found in three of the occupa-tion layers and in only one natural layer. This research reviewed the traditional Native American ethnobotanical uses of those seven plant families. They were used pri-marily for medicinal purposes. Although archaeologists have traditionally viewed botanical remains as evidence of prehistoric subsistence, this research demonstrates ar-chaeologists’ need to use caution in assuming plant re-mains in the archaeological record are predominately tied to subsistence. en_US
dc.format.extent 30 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Dexter, D., Martin, K., Travis, L. 2014. Prehistoric Plant Use at Beaver Creek Rock Shelter, Southwestern Montana, U.S.A.. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 12: 355-384. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/34006
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Botany Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.title Prehistoric Plant Use at Beaver Creek Rock Shelter, Southwestern Montana, U.S.A. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
local.identifier.alturi http://lib-ojs3.lib.sfu.ca:8114/index.php/era/article/view/1016 en_US
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