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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Oneota archaeology; vertebrate analysis, post glacial climatic changes

Abstract

Vertebrates collected from the Lane Enclosure, an Oneota archaeological site, suggest that climatic conditions changed from prairie producing conditions circa 1465 to a more moist, cooler forest situation between 1620 and 1740. A change of this magnitude would place the Canadian biotic province in northeast Iowa late in the occupation period. The site certainly was occupied in fall and winter, possibly in spring and summer. If the small sample from the five radiocarbon dated storage pits is representative, more fur-bearing animals were trapped after French contact.

Publication Date

January 1972

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

78

Issue

3-4

First Page

76

Last Page

78

Copyright

© Copyright 1972 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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