Zooarchaeology and taphonomy of the DK site

  • C. P. Egeland
Part of the Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology book series (VERT)

The DK site complex preserves one of the larger faunal assemblages in Bed I and is particularly well known for the stone circle encountered at the base of Level 3, which like FLK NN3 from the previous chapter, was found on top of a weathered paleosol. Leakey (1971) noted the resemblance of the stone circle to the supports of modern living structures among the Okombambi people of southwest Africa. Coupled with the co-occurrence of faunal and lithic material within a relatively discrete horizon, DK Level 3 was interpreted by Leakey (1971) as the oldest of the living floors within the Gorge.

Keywords

Arena Grease Paleontology Felid 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. P. Egeland
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyIndiana UniversityINUSA

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