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dc.creatorThornton, Erin Kennedy
dc.creatorEmery, Kitty F.
dc.creatorSpeller, Camilla
dc.creatorMatheny, Ray
dc.creatorYang, Dongya
dc.description.abstractThe two species of pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican turkeys (M. ocellata and M. gallopavo) have non-overlapping ranges. Only M. gallopavo is known to have been domesticated. It was previously assumed that the domesticated Mexican turkey (M. gallopavo) was first introduced to the Maya region during the Postclassic (AD 1000-1500). The recent identification of Mexican turkey in Late Preclassic (ca. BC 300--AD 100) deposits from the Maya archaeological site of El Mirador overturns this assumption. The turkey bones were identified through zooarchaeology, osteometrics, and ancient DNA (aDNA) analysis.en_US
dc.publisherSociety for American Archaeologyen_US
dc.rightsIn copyright
dc.subjectMirador Site (Guatemala)en_US
dc.titleEarliest Mexican Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) in the Maya region found at Preclassic El Miradoren_US
dc.description.citationThornton, Erin Kennedy, Kitty F. Emery, Camilla Speller, Ray Matheny, and Dongya Yang. Earliest Mexican Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) in the Maya region found at Preclassic El Mirador. Society for American Archaeology, 2012.

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    This collection features scholarly work by Erin Thornton, a professor in the anthropology department at Washington State University.

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