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dc.contributor.authorAndrews, Allen H.
dc.contributor.authorGobalet, Kenneth W.
dc.contributor.authorJones, Terry L.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-03T11:23:02Z
dc.date.available2020-09-03T11:23:02Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholar.oxy.edu/handle/20.500.12711/10275
dc.description.abstractA technique involving microscopic examination of otolith growth <br /><br />zones has been commonly used by archaeologists along the coast of California <br /><br />to estimate season-of-capture of prehistoric fishes and to infer the season of site <br /><br />use. A test of otolith edge analysis techniques was performed on modern otoliths <br /><br />by estimating season-of-capture for otoliths with known dates of capture. Suc- <br /><br />cessful identification of season-of-capture was low, even in a best case scenario <br /><br />with the age-validated spotted sand bass (Paralabrax maculatofasciatus), empha- <br /><br />sizing the subjectivity of this kind of analysis and inherent variability of growth <br /><br />zone formation in otoliths. Alteration of the otolith matrix from environmental <br /><br />factors further complicates the determination for archaeological otoliths, but surf- <br /><br />perches (family Embiotocidae) hold promise for future studies. This study has <br /><br />called into question the validity of protocols that have not utilized age validated <br /><br />otolith collections and begs caution when estimating season-of-capture from oto- <br /><br />liths.
dc.subjectArchaeological Otoliths
dc.titleReliability Assessment of Season-of-Capture Determination from Archaeological Otoliths
dc.title.alternativeReliability Assessment of Season-of-Capture Determination
dc.typearticle
dc.abstract.formatonep
dc.source.beginpage66
dc.source.issuescas/vol102/iss2
dc.source.issue2
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://scholar.oxy.edu/scas/vol102/iss2/2
dc.source.endpage78
dc.source.peer_reviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.source.volume102
dc.source.journaltitleScas: Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences


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