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Comparison of Emergent Mississippian food utility indices (FUI) for deer for the Cahokia and Range sites vs. a standard deer. Among other interpretations, the over-representation of mid-utility parts at Cahokia may reflect either transport of higher quality deer parts to Cahokia, or different disposal practices at different sites.
Kelly, L.S. 1997. Patterns of Faunal Exploitation at Cahokia. In Cahokia: Domination and Ideology in the Mississippian World, edited by T.R. Pauketat and T.E. Emerson, pp. 60-88. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.
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