Caribou and Paleo-Indian in New York State: A presumed Association
|Title||Caribou and Paleo-Indian in New York State: A presumed Association|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1970|
|Authors||Funk, RE, Fisher, DW, Reilley, Jr., EM|
|Journal||American Journal of Science|
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.