“There is little, if any, evidence in Thomas’s data that these Archaic folk occupied these sites in the winter or, more importantly, that they were there primarily to procure pinyon nuts. They may have been there at that season for that reason, but site location data do not tell us that. They may have been there to hunt or to gather grass seeds or to chase each other’s spouses through the trees or all of the above. Given the data marshalled by Thomas, we have no way of telling. ” (Madsen, 1981: 638)

MADSEN, D. B. 1981. The Emperor’s New Clothes. American Antiquity, 46, 637-640.