A Younger Dryas signature in bison bone stable isotopes from the southern Plains of North America

Kristen Carlson, Leland C. Bement, Brian J. Carter, Brendan James Culleton, Douglas James Kennett

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Abstract

Stable carbon (δ13C) and nitrogen (δ15N) isotope ratios from bison bone collagen recovered from Paleoindian bison kill sites provide a record of the B/A, YD, and EH climates in the North American southern Plains. This record is compared to the stable C isotopes derived from previously published, dated paleosols from the region. Together these data sources define a local response of the southern Plains grassland structure to the changing climatic conditions, specifically temperature and precipitation, during the Pleistocene/Holocene transition, including a Clovis drought and late Folsom warmup and drying.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1259-1265
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Volume21
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StatePublished - Oct 1 2018

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Carlson, Kristen ; Bement, Leland C. ; Carter, Brian J. ; Culleton, Brendan James ; Kennett, Douglas James. / A Younger Dryas signature in bison bone stable isotopes from the southern Plains of North America. In: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 2018 ; Vol. 21. pp. 1259-1265.
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A Younger Dryas signature in bison bone stable isotopes from the southern Plains of North America. / Carlson, Kristen; Bement, Leland C.; Carter, Brian J.; Culleton, Brendan James; Kennett, Douglas James.

In: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Vol. 21, 01.10.2018, p. 1259-1265.

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