• Visitors hike along the base of the Gila Cliff Dwellings.

    Gila Cliff Dwellings

    National Monument New Mexico

Feast or Famine? Document J

Document: J

Title: Faunal Remains

Author: Charmion McKusick

Source: Archeological report of Faunal remains at Gila Cliff Dwellings

Table 15.4

Distribution of Mammalian Species

Taxon Cave 1 Cave 2 Cave 3 Cave 4-5 Cave 6
Black-Tailed Jack Rabbit 1 29 7
Rabbit 1 12 74 55 3
Desert Cottontail 1
Yellow-Bellied Marmot 3 1
Black-Tailed Prairie Dog 1
Rock Squirrel 1 1 11 5
Cliff Chipmunk 1
Abert's Squirrel 1
Valley Pocket Gopher 2 12 15
Beaver 1 1 4 1
White-Throated Woodrat 1 16 5
Muskrat 2 3 1
Coyote 2
Gray Fox 1 5 7
Ringtail 1
Raccoon 3 1
Deer/Pronghorn 4
Elk 1
Mule Deer 4 21 58 59
White-Tailed Deer 1 4 12 5
cf. Bison 1 2 18
American Bison 1 4


McKusick , Charmion. The Archeology of Gila Cliff Dwellings. 1. Tucson: Western Archeological and Conservation Center, 1986. Print.

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