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Navajo Lake

NM: San Juan Co.: 36°58'N, 107°27'W; 1829 m.


Location of the Navajo Lake site.Synonyms. Oven Site. Changed to avoid any confusion with the archaeological site of that name (Morgan and Lucas 2005).

Age. Late Wisconsin, with a radiocarbon date of 12,060 ± 1789 BP on a humerus of Platygonus compressus (Morgan and Lucas 2005).

Discussion. Clay deposits forming a bench near the confluence of Sambrito Creek and the San Juan River (Morgan and Harris 2015).


Canis dirus—Dire Wolf (Morgan and Lucas 2005)
Platygonus compressus—Flat-headed Peccary (Morgan and Lucas 2005)
Antilocapra—Pronghorn (Morgan and Lucas 2005) (cf.)

Listed merely as Antilocapridae in Morgan and Harris (2015).

Bison sp.—Bison (Morgan and Lucas 2005)

Literature. Lucas and Smartt 1995; Morgan and Harris 2015; Morgan and Lucas 2005.


Last Update: 4 Feb 2016