Ethnohistoric Adaptations in the Carson Desert

Carsen Desert NV

Publication: Nevada Archaeologist, Vol. 20 & 21

Author: Teresa Wriston

Date of Publication: 2005

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Marsh and lacustrine food resources are known to have been important to Native Americans of the Great Basin from the archaeological record, oral histories, ethnographic literature, and written accounts of early European explorers. However, few researchers have examined how natural fluctuations coupled with man-made changes in lacustrine and marsh environments affected Native American landscape use in the post-contact period. Using data from archaeological, ethnographic, and historic contexts in the Carson Desert, these issues are explored using a focused study on the eastern shoreline of South Carson Lake,