Levi Site Zone II (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as University of Texas Site No. 41TV49

Where: Travis County, Texas (30.4° N, 98.1° W: paleocoordinates 30.4° N, 98.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• "The zone is 8 to 22 inches thick"; Zone II is dated at 10,000 +/- 175 B.P. (radiocarbon on "snail and mussel shell")

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: cave; unlithified, gray siltstone

• "earthlike in texture, tan-gray in color, and contains almost no roof spalls"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: anthropogenic

Collected by H. L. Alexander, Jr. in 1950, 1960

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, sieve,

• "All work was done by trowel, and fill was transferred by bucket to the screen... All material was passed through 1/4 inch screen, and much of it also was run through fine window screen."

Primary reference: H. L. Alexander, Jr. 1963. The Levi Site: a Paleo-Indian campsite in central Texas. American Antiquity 28(4):510-528 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 79582: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 13.03.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• identifications are by E. L. Lundelius, Jr.; MNI counts are given, but are of unclear value given probable disassociation of the remains
 Serpentes -
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Neotoma sp. Say and Ord 1825 pack rat
 Rodentia - Geomyidae
Geomys sp. Rafinesque 1817 pocket gopher
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Sylvilagus sp. Gray 1867 cottontail rabbit
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis latrans Say 1823 coyote
 Carnivora - Felidae
"Felis rufus" = Lynx rufus
"Felis rufus" = Lynx rufus Schreber 1777 bobcat
 Ungulata - Tayassuidae
Platygonus sp. Leconte 1848 peccary
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bison sp. Hamilton-Smith 1827 bison
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Odocoileus virginianus Zimmermann 1780 white-tailed deer