Oneota archaeology; vertebrate analysis, post glacial climatic changes
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.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Jenkins, John T. and Semken, Holmes A.
"Faunal Analysis of the Lane Enclosure, Allamakee County, Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 78(3-4), 76-78.
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