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An Early Complex in San Diego County, California

D. L. True

The archaeology of the San Luis Rey Basin is characterized by a series of sites which for the most part conform to the San Luis Rey complexes described by Meighan (1954). San Luis Rey I is characterized by dark, sooty midden deposits containing small pressure flaked projectile points, manos, portable metates, spire-lopped and disc beads of Olivella , drilled stone ornaments, and portable and bedrock mortars with unshaped cobble pestles. San Luis Rey II contains all of the above elements plus pottery, pictographs, and historical artifacts on the terminal sites. The physical locations for San Luis Rey sites seldom deviate from streamside locations in close proximity to boulder outcroppings suitable for bedrock mortars and shelter.
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An Early Complex in San Diego County, California” is a paper by D. L. True published in the journal American Antiquity in 1958. It was published by Cambridge University Press. It has an Open Access status of “closed”. You can read and download a PDF Full Text of this paper here.