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Diablo Canyon Archaeology: Trans-Holocene Faunal Exploitation Along the Central California Coast


The objectives of the Diablo Canyon Archaeology project were to (1) refine the dating of archaeological sites CA-SLO-2 and CA-SLO-585; (2) identify the mammal, bird, and fish bones from these sites; (3) employ the resulting temporally controlled faunal matrix to improve understanding of California’s earliest coastal inhabitants and (4) address issues of nearshore ecology related to prehistoric human predation on sea otters and abalone as represented in the faunal record. The project was supposed to result in a published peer-reviewed paper and possible participation in a symposium on restoration ecology.

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