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Published by Nevada State Museum in Carson City, Nev .
Written in English


  • Geology, Stratigraphic -- Pleistocene.,
  • Paleobotany -- Nevada -- Pleistocene.,
  • Paleontology -- Nevada -- Pleistocene.

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Edition Notes

Statementeditors, H.M. Wormington and Dorothy Ellis.
SeriesAnthropological papers / Nevada State Museum -- no. 13., Anthropological papers (Nevada State Museum) -- no. 13.
ContributionsWormington, H. M. 1914-, Ellis, Dorothy.
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 411 p. :
Number of Pages411
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16575922M

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ARCHEOLOGY: Pleistocene Studies in Southern Nevada. H. M. 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. H. M. 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 made 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. The Pleistocene . Wormington, H. M. 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 Great 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. D. 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.