Marks Sink

Mark's Sink (DMNH 1349) is located in the Velvet Room apart from locality 644. It is a small sink filled with bone and debris. It was originally thought to be stratified, but further work suggested that it was badly bioturbated, and deposition was so complex that it is currently regarded as a mixed sample, even though the lowest sections were differentiated into more than

33 levels as they were excavated. The source of this very rich bone deposit is unclear.

Leporid remains were identified using the information and methods outlined in a previous study (Ramos, 1999). Not all specimens were studied; therefore it was impossible to determine meaningful minimum numbers of individuals and numbers of identifiable specimens. All conclusions therefore are based on presence-absence data.

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