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Survival by HuntingPrehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey$
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George Frison

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520231900

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520231900.001.0001

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Concluding Thoughts

Concluding Thoughts

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(p.222) Chapter 9 Concluding Thoughts
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Survival by Hunting
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George C. Frison

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520231900.003.0009

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on prehistoric hunting in the North American Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. The plains and mountains together truly provided a home for the large mammals and their prehistoric human predators, but many differences in archaeological materials recovered from the plains and those found in the mountains remain unexplained and are waiting to be resolved. This chapter also suggests that there is a delicate balance between preservation and loss of evidence of prehistoric human hunting.

Keywords:   prehistoric hunting, North American Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, large mammals, human predators, archaeological materials

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