Molala culture group essay

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Total word count: 800.

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For this assignment, you will pick one, or two, of the HNAI readings from Weeks 6 or 7 (in attached file, no outside resources needed)!!!! Describe what archaeologists might find as remnants of the culture group you chose, what of their material culture is likely to survive in the archaeological record. Describe specific types of artifacts and ecofacts you think would preserve, as well as features (or partial features), and site types. How might archaeologists distinguish this particular culture group, as separate from others, based on material remains alone?

All answers must be written in proper essay format using correct grammar, spelling, etc.

Essays should be a minimum of 800 words (2-3 pages, double-spaced).

All articles and chapters referenced must be included in a separate References Cited page at the end.

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Archaeology is the disciple that involves assembling small bits and pieces of historical or
prehistorical importance that may be excavated in an effort of reconstructing the past and
understanding what type of civilization existed then. This discipline achieves its purpose through
the recovery of various architectures, artifacts, landscapes, and biofacts, then interpreting this
through scientific-based technology so as to understand their age and origin. In this piece of
literature, the main focus will be on a culture group and specifically the Molala. The paper will
investigate the archaeological evidence of the group and document it. In particular, this will
include the group's artifacts, ecofacts, site facts and features that are historical evidence of the
Molala people.
For the start, it is important to note what history states about this particular culture group
so as to narrow down on the particular area that as archeologist will focus the energy too. History
records that the Molala culture group occupied the Cascade Range in west-central Oregon
(Henry, 1998). Based on the historical documentation the first archeological piece that points out
of the evidence of Molala culture group in Oregon is the study sites that are a partial prove of the
existence of people. These study sites are the open areas of prairies land and alpine meadows in
the high cascades. These open areas are prove of the existence of a culture group because they
point out to the fact that these areas would support browse of elk and deer and also the existence
of huckleberries that survived as food to the Molala people.
The other important historical piece that needs special recognition is the dugout canoes
this canoes also included very specific small domestically made canoes models, as well as other
large chinook type canoes which were obtained from chinookans. These pieces are hard evidence
of how Molala culture group interacted with other groups and specifically they point out to the

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fact that Molala people visited riverine groups. The Molala culture group most dependent on
deer and elk for food and this is because they were the most abundant animals around. The
artifacts that can be open as prove of these are hinds and the arrows and spears that they used for
hunting. The Molala people were also interested in small mammals and birds for their features
and fur.
Another piece of historical evidence was the harpoon and basketry traps. this traps were
mostly used with wiers, camas and dug on the moist prairies. These techniques were employed
by the Molala people so as to capture salmon and steelhead especially when they were in a
restricted season that they could no hunt for food. The Molala people were quite civilized as their
some prove of wove mats, coiled and twined baskets. These are very specific pieces as every
culture group had a unique way of waving, baskets marking and snowshoes (Henry, 1998).
Molala settlements sites show signs of extended family settlement during winter and dispersed
settlement during summer. This is also supported by the types of structures that they had. These
settlements were rectangular and semi excavated winter houses and during the summer they
made rounded-floored sweathouses which were constructed by bark and dirt. These sites are very
important pieces that help in the construction of the history of the Molala culture group as it
provides hard evidence of the sites and structure of the organization that the Molala people had.
The other important piece of history about Molala people is about the beads and
dentalium shell strings. These are important artifacts and they point out to the social class of the
Molala people and through this one can be apple to identify the different social classes that
existed in Molala culture. Molala people also made dresses and specifically beaded and feathered
regalia. This is an important piece as it shows the social side of Molala as there ceremonial dress.
There were also other ceremonial outfits such as feathered headdresses, shirts, and carved hand-

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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