Late Pleistocene and early Holocene vertebrates and paleoenvironments on the Southern High Plains, USA.

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Abstract

Focuses on vertebrate local faunas from 2 major localities on opposite sides of the region but in the same drainage system that provide proxy data for paleoenvironmental reconstructions from approx 11 600-8600yr BP. Both localities are archaeological sites. Four distinct, successive vertebrate local faunas are known for Lubbock Lake covering the period 11 100-8600yr BP. Two distinct, successive vertebrate local faunas come from Blackwater Draw Locality 1 for the period 11 600-10 5000yr BP. Faunal elements from the N Plains and SE are the most notable. Concludes by discussing climate in the region during periods of deglaciation approx 8500yr BP.-after Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-261
Number of pages13
JournalGeographie Physique et Quaternaire
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

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