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Cladistics Is Useful for Reconstructing Archaeological Phylogenies: Palaeoindian Points from the Southeastern United States
Cladistics, a method used to create a nested series of taxa based on homologous characters shared only by two or more taxa and their immediate common ancestor, offers a means of reconstructingExpand
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Applying Evolutionary Archaeology: A Systematic Approach
Preface. Acknowledgments. Figures. Tables. 1. Darwinian Theory and Archaeology. 2. Two Kinds of Science: Essentialism and Materialism. 3. The Materialist Paradox in Archaeology. 4. The Place ofExpand
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5 – Archaeofaunas and Butchery Studies: A Taphonomic Perspective
Publisher Summary This chapter reviews the two major goals of butchery analysis within an historic context of several decades ago. It focuses on analytic techniques that have been and are being usedExpand
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Small fragments make small differences in efficiency when rendering grease from fractured artiodactyl bones by boiling
Abstract Part of the conventional wisdom of modern zooarchaeology is that in order for grease to be efficiently rendered from bones by boiling, skeletal elements must be broken into very smallExpand
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On the Analysis of Vertebrate Mortality Profiles: Sample Size, Mortality Type, and Hunting Pressure
Determination of whether a particular age profile derived from a sample of prehistoric bones represents catastrophic or attritional mortality depends largely on the frequencies of age classes.Expand
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What Taphonomy Is, What it Isn't, and Why Taphonomists Should Care about the Difference
The term "taphonomy" was originally defined by paleontologist I.A. Efremov in 1949 as "the study of the transition (in all its details) of animal remains from the biosphere into the lithosphere". TheExpand
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A Mechanical and Functional Study of Bone Rods from the Richey–Roberts Clovis Cache, Washington, U.S.A.
Abstract Bone and ivory (osseous) rods of Paleoindian age have been found over much of North America, several from the same contexts that produced Clovis points. Previous researchers have suggestedExpand
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Pinniped behavior, foraging theory, and the depression of metapopulations and nondepression of a local population on the southern Northwest Coast of North America
Models derived from foraging theory suggest that high-value prey will be depressed (encounter rates will decrease) relative to low-value prey as human predation intensifies. Numerous case studies inExpand
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On the Evolution of Marine Mammal Hunting on the West Coast of North America
Abstract The recovery of seal and sea lion remains from archaeological sites has, traditionally, resulted in inferences of seaworthy canoes and sophisticated technology. But seals and sea lions areExpand
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Seal and sea lion hunting: A zooarchaeological study from the southern Northwest Coast of North America
Abstract Zooarchaeological analyses of late Holocene faunas from three southern Northwest Coast sites in Oregon, in conjunction with a reanalysis of seven late Holocene faunas from the northernExpand
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