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David Madsen is the previous division Chair of Drafting expertise and an teacher at Clackamas neighborhood collage, a licensed AutoCAD. education heart in Oregon urban, Oregon. he's additionally a former member of the Board of administrators of the yank layout Drafting organization.

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Thomas, this volume), but he argued that since the areas occupied by these three languages were so large and the dialectal differences so slight, this expansion must have taken place late in time. By stressing the apparent recency of Numic peoples in the Intermountain West, Lamb's model challenged the long continuity of Great Basin cultural history inferred by Jennings and Norbeck. Both linguists and archaeologists responded immediately. , Miller et al. 1971; W. Miller 1984) by exploring his assumptions about the Numic homeland (cf.

4 Divergence and hypothesized movement of Numic languages across the Mojave Desert after ca. P. 1 Comparison of ''village'' radiocarbon dates between Mt. D. 2 Shoshone sites, associated artifacts, and radiocarbon dates 207 Page 1 PART I BACKGROUND Page 3 Introduction David B. Madsen and David Rhode The study of prehistoric population movements has been a consistent element of anthropological research since its establishment as a formal discipline. While interest has tended to ebb and flow, scholars keep returning to the topic because issues central to the study of ancient migrations are central to many other anthropological problems.

It behooves us to recognize where our understanding of Numic prehistory is good and where it is lacking so we can direct our attention toward filling the gaps by using rigorous investigations. To these several ends, then, with the support of the Desert Research Institute of the University of Nevada and the Nevada Bureau of Land Management, we convened a group of anthropologists who have made major contributions both to specific issues surrounding the Numic problem and to the general theoretical and methodological issues in the field.

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