9000 years of salmon fishing on the Columbia River, North America

  title={9000 years of salmon fishing on the Columbia River, North America},
  author={V. Butler and J. O'Connor},
  journal={Quaternary Research},
  • V. Butler, J. O'Connor
  • Published 2004
  • Geology
  • Quaternary Research
  • A large assemblage of salmon bones excavated 50 yr ago from an ∼10,000-yr-old archaeological site near The Dalles, Oregon, USA, has been the primary evidence that early native people along the Columbia River subsisted on salmon. Recent debate about the human role in creating the deposit prompted excavation of additional deposits and analysis of archaeologic, geologic, and hydrologic conditions at the site. Results indicate an anthropogenic source for most of the salmonid remains, which have… CONTINUE READING

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