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dc.contributor.authorGobalet, Kenneth W.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-03T11:38:45Z
dc.date.available2020-09-03T11:38:45Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholar.oxy.edu/handle/20.500.12711/11459
dc.description.abstractSince the late Pleistocene the Colorado River has periodically filled the Salton Basin of southern California to form a huge lake. Lake Cahuilla. Fish remains recovered from archaeological sites occupied about 500 years B.P. along the shores of the last highstand of this lake have been identified as razorback sucker. Xyrauchen texanus, Colorado squawfish. Ptychocheilus lucius, striped mul- let. Mugil cephalus, machete. Elops affinis, and bonytail. Gila elegans. For a number of reasons some of these identifications are considered tentative: the zoogeographic basis is doubtful iO. robusta, G. cypha, and the sucker Catostomus latipinnis may also have been present), ta.xonomic imprecision makes early range determinations unreliable, the remains are fragmentan.-. and individual variation and potential hybridization make definitive determinations challenging. Zooar- chaeologists need to be aware of and address these types of difficulties when they are encountered.
dc.subjectColorado River Fishes
dc.subjectLake Cahuilla
dc.subjectSalton Basin
dc.subjectSouthern California
dc.titleColorado River Fishes of Lake Cahuilla, Salton Basin, Southern California: A Cautionary Tale for Zooarchaeologists
dc.title.alternativeColorado River Fishes of Lake Cahuilla, Salton Basin, Southern California
dc.typearticle
dc.abstract.formatonep
dc.source.beginpage70
dc.source.issuescas/vol91/iss2
dc.source.issue2
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://scholar.oxy.edu/scas/vol91/iss2/4
dc.source.endpage83
dc.source.peer_reviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.source.volume91
dc.source.journaltitleScas: Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences


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