Title

Faunal Analysis of Mesa Site 6

Presenter Information

Matt Johnson

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Zooarchaeology, Anthropology, Faunal Analysis

Abstract

A faunal analysis was undertaken of the 292 specimens recovered at a 1975 excavation of Mesa Site 6, located in Grant County, Washington. One hundred and eighty-eight specimens were identified to at least the taxonomic class level, and signs of burning were observed on approximately 23 percent of the faunal collection. The analysis sheds light on some taphonomic processses which may have occurred, and indicates that the people who inhabited this site over the previous 2,000 years utilized a diverse range of faunal resources in limited quantities including large and small mammals, bony fishes, turtles, and bivalves.

Poster Number

35

Faculty Mentor(s)

Lubinski, Patrick

Additional Mentoring Department

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Faunal Analysis of Mesa Site 6

SURC Ballroom C/D

A faunal analysis was undertaken of the 292 specimens recovered at a 1975 excavation of Mesa Site 6, located in Grant County, Washington. One hundred and eighty-eight specimens were identified to at least the taxonomic class level, and signs of burning were observed on approximately 23 percent of the faunal collection. The analysis sheds light on some taphonomic processses which may have occurred, and indicates that the people who inhabited this site over the previous 2,000 years utilized a diverse range of faunal resources in limited quantities including large and small mammals, bony fishes, turtles, and bivalves.