People repeat similar actions in specific locations, and the result is a site.
The oldest radiocarbon date is the 14,300 year old date from human dung.
The Dietz site near Wagontire is a Western Clovis/Western Stemmed occupation represented by fluted and stemmed projectile points. Sites within this period have been called Paleo Indian, Paleo American, Pre-Archaic, Proto-Archaic, Western Clovis and Western Stemmed.
The environmental circumstances of the past lifeways are not the same as today.
No living culture can truly reflect the past, but they can be used as simplistic models for reconstructing long vanished lifeways.
Organization Oregon's past is organized into periods that have a chronological and conceptual framework that are applied statewide with phases embedded in them that have geographical constraints.
Human populations appear in the archaeological record at the end of the last Ice Age.Any disturbance of the patterns reduces any site's archaeological value.Archaeological sites are non-renewable because the people who created them no are longer alive.The material remains of past patterned activities is the primary data used by archaeologists to reconstruct past human behavior and decisions.Archaeological sites are systemic because they contain data derived form patterned behavior.Middle Archaic is associated with a mature adaptation that includes semi-sedentary occupations sites with houses. Projectile point style changes are associated with this period as well.