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Characterizing Cut Marks: A Comparison of Cooper and Badger Hole Butchery Patterns

Author(s): Leland Bement ; Kirsten Carlson

Year: 2016

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By describing tool cut marks on bones, Eileen Johnson elevated such incisions to the status of artifact. The size, shape, and morphology provided more than just details of cutting but also came with controversy as to whether these marks alone indicated a human presence. Building on the procedures employed by Johnson on the Southern Plains Cooper site bison bones, the Badger Hole kill assemblage is analyzed to provide a comparison of Folsom bison butchery at sites separated by only 0.7 km spatially and less than 250 years temporally.


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Characterizing Cut Marks: A Comparison of Cooper and Badger Hole Butchery Patterns. Leland Bement, Kirsten Carlson. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403302)


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min long: -113.95; min lat: 30.751 ; max long: -97.163; max lat: 48.865 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America