Late Archaic Southern Plains Bison Kills: Accumulated Analysis Results at the Certain Site, Western Oklahoma
The Certain site is a 2000-year-old Late Archaic bison kill site consisting of multiple arroyo localities in western Oklahoma. Analysis of the site’s excavated faunal assemblage identified an MNI of several hundred bison, although an MNI around 1000 is expected for the entire site. At least nine distinct kill events are represented at Certain, including multiple seasonalities, though largely targeting calf/cow herds. We present the culmination of our analysis to date, including seasonality, herd demographics, and butchering patterns. These results are viewed from a regional perspective.
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Late Archaic Southern Plains Bison Kills: Accumulated Analysis Results at the Certain Site, Western Oklahoma. Kirsten Tharalson, Leland C. Bement. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443348)
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