Mammalian remains from an Indian site on Curaçao
The animal remains (mostly of shells, fish, and turtles) collected by Mr. H. R. VAN HEEKEREN and Mr. C. J. DU RY at the Indian site Sint Jan II, Curaçao, in March, 1960, include a few specimens of mammals. As was the case with the Indian site Santa Cruz, on Aruba (HOOIJER, 1960), several forms are represented that are no longer extant on the island, although this does not imply that all of them were strictly endemic at the time of formation of the Indian refuse heaps; they may have been imported for food or other purposes. The material dates from 1000—1500 A.D., and is therefore late pre-Columbian. The following forms are present:
|Journal||Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands|
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Hooijer, D.A. (1963). Mammalian remains from an Indian site on Curaçao. Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands, 14(1), 119–122.