Dust Cave Site, AL (1LU496) Project


Faunal data from Dust Cave Alabama, Renee B. Walker dissertation (University of Tennessee, 1998).

Archaic deposits from Dust Cave date between and 5,200 years ago with four distinct Archaic occupations. These include the Early Side-Notched and Kirk Stemmed components (Early Archaic), and the Eva/Morrow Mountain component and Seven Mile Island phase (Middle Archaic). The preservation, and subsequent recovery, of faunal material at the site is exceptional, with an abundance of small fish and mammals, birds, and amphibians. Because of the antiquity, integrity, and preservation of the deposits at the site, a zooarchaeological analysis of the faunal remains from Dust Cave offers unique insights into prehistoric human subsistence strategies.

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Dust Cave Site, AL (1LU496) Project. ( tDAR id: 394385) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8TX3GRM

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Temporal Coverage

Radiocarbon Date: 10590 to 9890 (Late Paleoindian Quad, Beaver Lake, Dalton component)

Radiocarbon Date: 10070 to 9720 (Early Side Notched Component)

Radiocarbon Date: 7480 to 5400 (Eva/Morrow Mountain Component)

Radiocarbon Date: 5590 to 5000 (Benton Component)

Radiocarbon Date: 8830 to 7010 (Kirk Stemmed Component)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -87.885; min lat: 34.683 ; max long: -87.424; max lat: 34.931 ;

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Contact(s): Renee Walker

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  1. Dust Cave Bibliography, incomplete (2016)