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Article Title

Fish Remains From an Archaeological Site at Rancho Carrillo on the Silver Strand, San Diego County, California

Volume

75

Issue

2

First Page

131

Last Page

137

Abstract

A collection of 170 fish remains from an archaeological site on the Silver Strand, immediately west of San Diego Bay. California, represents nine species, all of which are edible: Mustelus californicus, Sardinops sagax, Atherinopsis californiensis, Paralabrax sp.,Roncador stearnsii, Genyonemus lineatus, Cynoscion parvipinnis, Sphyraena argentea, and Pneumatophorusis japonicus. Remains of Cynoscion parvipinnis, a subtropical fish unknown from California in recent years, indicate the occurrence of a former warmwater fauna in this vicinity, probably during more than two centuries. Remains of large Sphyraena argentea and Pneumatophorus japonicus, probably caught in the ocean, suggest aboriginal use of the tule balsa.