Raven Skeletons from Paleoindian Contexts, Charlie Lake Cave, British Columbia

@article{Driver1999RavenSF,
  title={Raven Skeletons from Paleoindian Contexts, Charlie Lake Cave, British Columbia},
  author={Jonathan Driver},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  year={1999},
  volume={64},
  pages={289 - 298}
}
  • J. Driver
  • Published 1 April 1999
  • Environmental Science
  • American Antiquity
Two raven skeletons were excavated from Charlie Lake Cave, British Columbia, in association with Paleoindian occupations dated at about 10,500 and 9500 B.P. The distribution and condition of the bones, the association with artifacts, the configuration and location of the site, and data from ethnographic and historic sources contribute to the argument that the two ravens were deposited deliberately by people. 

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