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White Mesa

NM: Sandoval Co.


Location of the White Mesa site.Age. Late Wisconsin, based on a radiocarbon date of 12,910 ± 60 BP (Morgan and Rinehart 2007).

Description. Fissure deposits in gypsum. The bone material was at a depth of about 9 to 12 m from the surface (Morgan and Rinehart 2007).


Thomomys talpoides—Northern Pocket Gopher (Morgan and Rinehart 2007)
Equus francisci—Stilt-legged Onager (Morgan and Rinehart 2007: cf.)
Camelops hesternus—Yesterday's Camel (Morgan and Rinehart 2007)
Odocoileus hemionus—Mule Deer (Morgan and Rinehart 2007)
Bison antiquus—Ancient Bison (Morgan and Rinehart 2007)

Literature. Morgan and Rinehart 2007.


Last Update: 1 Feb 2013