Re-examining Site 48PA551 in Sunlight Basin, Northwest Wyoming: The Faunal Remains from the 2018 Field Season
This is an abstract from the "New Multidisciplinary Research at 48PA551: A Middle Archaic (McKean Complex) Site in Northwest Wyoming" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Site 48PA551, located in the Sunlight Basin of Northwest Wyoming, is widely accepted as a winter camp dated to the Middle Archaic period. In the original excavation, researchers initially identified one consistent occupation layer, dated to ca. 3800-4400 radiocarbon years B.P and associated with the McKean Complex. New research, however, indicates that there are actually two periods of McKean occupation. Consequently, we now recognize site wide temporal and spatial variability in subsistence behavior as measured using faunal remains. This poster focuses specifically on variation in hunting, butchery, and transport of ungulates drawing on multiple data sets including taxonomic diversity, element representation, and taphonomic patterns. Results offer implications regarding relationships between subsistence strategies and occupational stability.
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Re-examining Site 48PA551 in Sunlight Basin, Northwest Wyoming: The Faunal Remains from the 2018 Field Season. Haley O'Brien, Anna Marie Prentiss, Ethan Ryan, Emma Vance. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450823)
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