Chemical Analyses at Hell Gap: Preliminary Results from Blood Residue and Stable Isotopes
Author(s): Tony Fitzpatrick
This is an abstract from the "Hell Gap at 60: Myth? Reality? What Has It Taught Us?" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Cross‐over immunoelectrophoresis (CIEP) analyses from chipped stone artifacts have been completed to provide additional information on faunal procurement and use at Hell Gap. Results include positive reactions to dog and bovine antisera, with canid and bison bones represented in the faunal assemblage at the site. In addition to blood residue, samples from bison bone have been collected for stable carbon isotope analysis. Bison collagen δ13C values are expected to be within the range reported by other researchers of around -19‰ to -16‰. Higher values may be indicative of increased C4 grasses during periods of increased temperature and aridity.
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Chemical Analyses at Hell Gap: Preliminary Results from Blood Residue and Stable Isotopes. Tony Fitzpatrick. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452199)
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Abstract Id(s): 25037