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Bison kills and bone counts : decision making by ancient hunters

Author: John D Speth
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1983.
Series: Prehistoric archeology and ecology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The late prehistoric hunters of bison in what would become the plains of the United States typically slaughtered the cows, and left the remains of bulls behind, hunting in the fall and winter. But at the Gamsey Bison Kill Site, in southeastern New Mexico, the reverse seems to be true: the hunting seems to have taken place in late spring, and the remains of cows were left behind, suggesting it was the bulls which  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John D Speth
ISBN: 0226769496 9780226769493 0226769488 9780226769486
OCLC Number: 8975384
Description: xx, 227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The Garnsey Bison Kill --
Nature and Condition of the Bison Remains --
Selective Procurement at Garnsey --
Selective Processing at Garnsey --
Southern Plains Bison in the Fifteenth Century --
Fat and Human Hunting Strategies --
Discussion and Conclusions.
Series Title: Prehistoric archeology and ecology.
Responsibility: John D. Speth.

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The late prehistoric hunters of bison in what would become the plains of the United States typically slaughtered the cows, and left the remains of bulls behind, hunting in the fall and winter. But at the Gamsey Bison Kill Site, in southeastern New Mexico, the reverse seems to be true: the hunting seems to have taken place in late spring, and the remains of cows were left behind, suggesting it was the bulls which were slaughtered and packed away to the tribe's camps. The author shows that this anomaloy makes sense, because the bison cows that were pregnant or had calves would be leaner in spring, and the hunters were selecting those bison with the most fat, in an effort to stave off an annual food shortage.

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