Inter and Intra Site Patterns of the Late Pleistocene Fauna from the Little John Site (KdVo6), a Multi-Component East Beringia Site in Yukon Territory, Canada
The Little John site holds an extensive record of human occupation spanning 14,500 years ago to the most recent past. Due to a combination of taphonomic factors, the Late Pleistocene deposits are particularly rich in culturally modified faunal remains related to the subsistence economy of the founding and early human occupants of the upper reaches of the Tanana River Valley of interior Alaska and Yukon. In this presentation we report on the current results of our analyses of the Little John fauna, including identified species and element distribution, evidence of taphonomic and cultural modification, and apparent changes in subsistence through time at the site within the context of the dynamic climatic fluctuations of the Late Pleistocene – Early Holocene transition. We conclude with a comparison of the Little John fauna with faunal remains from a set of contemporary Late Pleistocene sites in East Beringia.
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Inter and Intra Site Patterns of the Late Pleistocene Fauna from the Little John Site (KdVo6), a Multi-Component East Beringia Site in Yukon Territory, Canada. Vance Hutchinson, Norman Easton, David Yesner, Lauriane Bourgeon, Blaine Maley. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397717)
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