Dene Site Characteristics
1. Emphasis on hidden sites and overlooks not just for game, but for
secrecy and security from dominant culture. Over SW terrain, this
suggests secluded sites on ridges,
table lands, mesas and canyon walls.
2. Emphasis on roundish structures such as summer tipi rings and winter
3. A definite seasonal round related to SW pronghorn hunting and use of
hunting blinds and drivelanes, as with caribou and bison.
4. No tools or manufactured remains of food cultivation, pottery or