DAVID D. RIGTRUP
University of Oregon
Lithic Technology, Settlement Patterns, Foraging Societies
Technology and Settlement in the Southeastern United States: Linking Technological Activity to Landuse in the Early Archaic
DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Dr. Joanna Casey
Dr. Mark Brooks
Dr. Gail Wagner
Dr. Tom Leatherman
My thesis will discuss how tool producing activities during the Early Archaic period (10,00-9000 bp) are organized along the Upper Coastal Plain of South Carolina. While significant work has been done in the upper coastal plain related to settlement and technological organization of Early Archaic groups, much of this work has focused on large sites located along riverine terraces adjacent to the Savannah River. Upland sites, characterized by their small assemblages of lithic debris, have not been examined in much detail. In all, a sample of 20 such upland scatters will be examined in order to more fully understand the nature of tool producing activities at the site level, the functional variation exhibited across these sites, and finally what such scatters say about regional settlement during the Early Archaic.
Dr. Joanna Casey
2006-Winterhoff, E., Ayres, W.S., Rigtrup, D.
"Recent Insights into Prehistoric Stone Tool Production within Tutuila, American Samoa". 2006 18th Annual Indo-Pacific Prehistoric Association Conference, Manila, Phillippines.
2008- SAA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC
Winterhoff, E., and Rigtrup, D.
2008 - "A Tale of Two Quarries: Investigating Prehistoric Adze Manufacture on Tutuila Island, American Samoa." Journal of Samoan Studies pp 24-36.
Winterhoff, E., Ayres, W., Rigtrup, D.
2006 - "Recent Archaeological Investigations in Malaeloa, Afao, and Asili: American Samoa." Pacific Island Archaeological Laboratory: Report 06-1, American Samoa Historic Preservation Office, June 2006.
Society for American Archaeology: Fall 2005- Present