Paleopathology and Taphonomic Alteration

More than a hundred specimens from Porcupine Cave show signs of disease and trauma, and many more have been gnawed by rodents. In this preliminary study only a few specimens

FIGURE 9.4 Lepus sp. (hare or jackrabbit), DMNH 42146, innominate fragment from Mark's Sink. (SEM photograph by Louis H. Taylor.)

are described and figured as a representative sample. Appendix 9.1 lists additional specimens that were examined and ascribed to the following categories of bone modification: carnivore digestion; raptor digestion; disease, injury, or trauma; and rodent gnawing.

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