Master of Arts (MA)
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A. Levent Atici
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This work examines the faunal subsistence practices at Lake Roberts Vista, a small Mimbres pueblo with a pithouse component occupied during the Late Pithouse to Classic Mimbres periods (A.D. 550-1130). It is in the Sapillo Valley, a tributary to the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico. Inhabitants consumed mostly deer and rabbits throughout their occupation. Evidence suggests a decline in Artiodactyla resource abundance in later years based on a declining Artiodactyl Index and an increasing fragmentation rate of Artiodactyla bones. Inhabitants captured more cottontails than jackrabbits throughout their occupation.
Fragmentation rate; Human Behavioral Ecology; Marginal Value Theory; Patch Choice Model; Prey Choice Model; Survivability rate
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Benedict, Laura A., "Zooarchaeological Analysis of Subsistence Practices at the Lake Roberts Vista Site (LA71877) Gila National Forest, New Mexico" (2022). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 4364.
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