Late Holocene Climate Change and the Origin of the “Figurine Complex” In Grand Canyon, Arizona

@inproceedings{Emslie2013LateHC,
  title={Late Holocene Climate Change and the Origin of the “Figurine Complex” In Grand Canyon, Arizona},
  author={Steven D Emslie and Larry L. Coats},
  year={2013}
}
Abstract Hundreds of split-twig figurines have been recovered from caves in Grand Canyon and are associated with a hunting ritual that dates from 4200–3100 14C yrs before present (BP). The caves chosen for this ritual all have Pleistocene remains of big game animals visible in packrat middens or surface deposits at the entrances. Presumably, Archaic hunter-gatherers identified these sites as entrances to the Underworld where the fossil remains represented ancestral animals. We examine the known… CONTINUE READING

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