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Big Bear

NM: Roosevelt Co.: 34°16'N, 103°24'W


Location of Big Bear site.Age. Pre-late Wisconsin and late Wisconsin (Morgan and Lucas 2005).

General Description. Also known in the literature as the Arctodus Site. Blackwater Draw, 6 km southwest of Blackwater Draw Loc. No. 1 and 8 km northwest of Portales (Morgan and Lucas 2005).


Late Rancholabrean, pre-late Wisconsin

Mammuthus sp.—Mammoths
Arctodus simus—Giant Short-faced Bear

Late Wisconsin

Mammuthus columbi—Columbian Mammoth
Bison antiquus—Ancient Bison

Literature. Morgan and Lucas 2005.


Last Update: 5 Oct 2008