Title

Identification of the Buena Vista lake site 1 "dog burial" (Canis familiaris) as a badger (Taxidea taxus).

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

In the 1930s, excavations at a site on the shore of Buena Vista Lake in the southern San Joaquin Valley recovered the remains of three animals that were described as having been deliberately buried; one was subsequently identified as being a dog (Canis familiaris). A recent examination of the "burial" has identified the skeleton as a badger (Taxidea taxus) that was probably deposited naturally rather than as a result of human activity.

Keywords

Dogs;

Publication Title

Journal of California and Great Basin anthropology

Volume

31

Issue

1

First Page

102

Last Page

104

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