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Continuing the Search for Pre-Clovis Aged Cutmarked Bones in the Great Basin: Recent Results

Author(s): Bryan Hockett ; Evan Pellegrini

Year: 2016

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Hockett and Jenkins (2013) suggested that two bones directly AMS dated prior to the Clovis era (ca. > 13,100 calendar years ago) recovered from the Paisley Caves, Oregon, displayed stone tool cutmarks. Since this publication, additional bones were identified as possibly exhibiting cutmarks from Paisley Cave #2. In addition, in the 1950’s Phil Orr recovered a number of burned large mammal bones from Pleistocene-aged deposits in several caves flanking the eastern margins of the Winnemucca Lake Basin, northwestern Nevada, including Fishbone Cave. Bones exhibiting possible cutmarks from both Paisley and Fishbone Caves were directly AMS dated, utilizing the same methodology described in Hockett and Jenkins (2013). The results are reported for the first time in this presentation.


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Continuing the Search for Pre-Clovis Aged Cutmarked Bones in the Great Basin: Recent Results. Bryan Hockett, Evan Pellegrini. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403848)


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min long: -122.761; min lat: 29.917 ; max long: -109.27; max lat: 42.553 ;

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