Comments on Stafford's "alluvial Geology and Archaeological Potential of the Texas Southern High Plains"

Vance T. Holliday, Eileen Johnson

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In a recent article Thomas W. Stafford, Jr., outlined results of geological investigations (1974-1978) at the Lubbock Lake site (41LU1). Geological, pedological, and archaeological investigations conducted by the authors since 1972 govern these clarification comments offered. Numerical or stratigraphic corrections are included for several radiocarbon ages presented by Stafford. Five stratigraphic units at Lubbock Lake span the past 11,000 + years, grading from alluvial to lacustrine to marsh and finally eolian sediments. Assessing the archaeological potential of the Southern High Plains on the basis of Lubbock Lake is inadvisable due to limited and possibly biased data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-154
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Antiquity
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Archaeology
  • Museology

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