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Caribou and Paleo-Indian in New York State: A presumed Association

TitleCaribou and Paleo-Indian in New York State: A presumed Association
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1970
AuthorsFunk, RE, Fisher, DW, Reilley, Jr., EM
JournalAmerican Journal of Science
Volume268
Pagination181-186
Keywordsanthropology
Abstract

A cave near Florida, Orange County, New York has yielded caribou bones and a fluted point in the same stratum. Radiocarbon dating of the bones produced a date of 10,580 B.C. ± 370 yrs. In the same region, mastodon and moose-elk bones have been dated at 8050 B.C. ± 160 yrs. and 9000 B.C. ± 150 yrs., respectively. Similar dates have been obtaibned for mastodon remains further upstate. There is, thus, the strong likelihood that New York's Paleo-Indians hunted caribou; they may also have hunted mastodon and moose-elk.

URLhttp://www.ajsonline.org/content/268/2/181.short
DOI10.2475/ajs.268.2.181