Top: deer and antelope; bottom: bison and javelina. Based on Dr. Gentry Steele's study of the site's animal bones, deer and antelope were the hunter's main prey, not bison. The finding of a javelina mandible (upper jaw bone) in Feature 9, demonstrates this animal's presence in the region in Late Prehistoric times. This is a fascinating revelation, because some wildlife experts thought that javelinas (collared peccaries) did not migrate into the area (from Mexico) until historic times. Today they are one of the characteristic inhabitants of the South Texas Plains. Drawings from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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