Using bone fragmentation records to investigate coastal human ecodynamics: A case study from Čḯxwicən (Washington State, USA)

@article{Bovy2019UsingBF,
  title={Using bone fragmentation records to investigate coastal human ecodynamics: A case study from {\vC}ḯxwicən (Washington State, USA)},
  author={Kristine M. Bovy and Michael A Etnier and Virginia Lynn Butler and Sarah Keeton Campbell and Jennie Deo Shaw},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports},
  year={2019}
}
Abstract Coastal shell middens are known for their generally excellent preservation and abundant identifiable faunal remains, including delicate fish and bird bones that are often rare or poorly preserved at non-shell midden sites. Thus, when we began our human ecodynamics research project focused on the fauna from Cḯx w icən (45CA523, pronounced ch - WHEET - son ), a large ancestral village of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, located on the shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Port Angeles… Expand
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