Zooarchaeological Remains and Their Impact on Land Management Decisions: An Example from Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
In 2008, during geoarchaeological survey of a portion of Tijeras Arroyo located on Kirtland Air Force Base, researchers located remains of bison in four new locations. This includes a Bison occidentalis skull which was found in soils that were dated to 5600 to 5700 BP. Using techniques from zooarchaeology these remains are aiding archaeologists and natural resources staff at Kirtland Air Force Base better understand what the natural environment looked like. This in turn is helping Kirtland Air Force base staff better preserve the natural environment of Kirtland Air Force Base as required by the Sikes Act.
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Zooarchaeological Remains and Their Impact on Land Management Decisions: An Example from Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Dale Earl, David Reynolds. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450224)
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Abstract Id(s): 23379