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Understanding Depositional Processes: A Contextual Analysis of Lagomorph Remains from Aztec and Salmon Ruins

Author(s): Jeremy Loven ; Kye Miller

Year: 2016

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On numerous projects, faunal analysts have speculated to the amount of rabbit (Lagomorph) remains deposited by human-related processes. Previous studies have failed to fully investigate potential differences in the treatment of Lagomorph remains between cultural and natural deposits. This project investigates evidence of human processing of Lagomorph remains from two Pueblo II/III Great Houses in the Middle San Juan region of northwestern New Mexico: Aztec and Salmon Ruins. The primary research question of the project is: "Does a noticeable and significant difference exist in the presence and condition of rabbit remains between natural and cultural deposits in large Pueblo II/III Great Houses?" Aztec and Salmon Ruins provide an appropriate medium to test the current research question because of the depositional histories of the sites.


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Understanding Depositional Processes: A Contextual Analysis of Lagomorph Remains from Aztec and Salmon Ruins. Jeremy Loven, Kye Miller. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404848)


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North America - Southwest


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min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

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