Masters Thesis

Butchering Marks, Carnivores, and Roof Fall: A Taphonomic Analysis of the Owl Cave Mammoth Assemblage

This thesis focuses on whether there is conclusive evidence of mammoth utilization by humans at Owl Cave. Archaeologists should intensely scrutinize any mammoth kill site and should explore all avenues of inquiry. Taphonomic analysis is necessary to evaluate whether humans modified the Owl Cave mammoth bone assemblage. This analysis includes an examination for butchering marks.


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