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Bonfire Shelter: A Jumping off Point for Comments for Byerly et al.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 January 2017

Leland C. Bement
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Oklahoma Archeological Survey, 111 E. Chesapeake, Rm 102, Norman, Oklahoma, 73019 (Lbement@ou.edu)
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Abstract

Animal processing at some level accompanies all human-induced bison kill sites in North America. But, does the level or location of this processing suggest the location and kind of kill—especially jump versus non-jump bison kill sites? Byerly et al. (2005) suggest the Bone Bed 2 deposits at Bonfire Shelter, Texas did not result from the use of the site as a bison jump during Paleoindian times. To better understand these issues, a brief historical context of the work at Bonfire is presented with a discussion supporting the original interpretation that Bonfire Shelter is a stratified bison jump site.

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Algún nivel del proceso de animales acompaña a todos los sitios de matanza de bisonte realizada por humanos en América del Norte. ¿Sin embargo, el nivel o la ubicación del proceso sugiere el tipo y la ubicación de matanza—en particular un sitio de matanza por salto de bisontes contra uno de no-salto? Byerly et al. sugieren que los depósitos de Bone Bed 2 (Yacimiento de Huesos 2) en Bonfire Shelter, Texas no son el resultado del uso del sitio como un salto de bisontes durante el tiempo de los paleo-indios. Esta conclusión no se sostiene cuando se consideran todos los datos del sitio. Para entender estos problemas mejor, un contexto histórico breve del trabajo en Bonfire se presenta con una discusión que apoya la interpretación original que Bonfire Shelter es un sitio estratificado de salto de bisonte.

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