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Late Pleistocene Peccary from Northwestern New Mexico

Spencer G. Lucas and Richard A. Smartt
The Southwestern Naturalist
Vol. 40, No. 3 (Sep., 1995), pp. 293-296
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30055171
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Late Pleistocene Peccary from Northwestern New Mexico
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Abstract

Two fossil peccaries from the Oven Site, an archaeological site in San Juan County, northwestern New Mexico, belong to Platygonus compressus LeConte. Bone collagen from one specimen yields a radiometrie age of 12,060 ± 1780 YBP. This is the third report of P. compressus from the San Juan Basin and the first documented record from New Mexico. The Oven Site Pleistocene P. compressus from New Mexico is among the youngest radiometrically dated records from North America. It raises the possibility that a peccary canine from the nearby Sambrito Village archaeological site also may have been a fossil, not a trade item from southern Arizona or Mexico.

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