Late Pleistocene subsistence in the Great Basin: Younger Dryas-aged faunal remains from the Botanical Lens, Paisley Cave 2, Oregon
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Anthropology and Museum Studies
At the Paisley Caves, preliminary reporting of the zooarchaeological remains recovered from a Younger Dryas-aged feature known as the Botanical Lens (BL) (Hockett and Jenkins, 2013) indicated that pronghorn, jackrabbits, sage grouse, fish, and perhaps marmots (Marmota flaviventris) and Mormon crickets (Anabrus simplex) were consumed. This paper adds to our growing understanding of Great Basin hunter-gatherer subsistence during the Younger Dryas by provid- ing a detailed taphonomic examination of the faunal remains recovered from the BL feature at Paisley Cave 2.
Hockett, B., Adams, M. E., Lubinski, P. M., Butler, V. L., & Jenkins, D. L. (2017). Late Pleistocene subsistence in the Great Basin: Younger Dryas-aged faunal remains from the Botanical Lens, Paisley Cave 2, Oregon. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 13, 565–576. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.05.003
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