Distant Resources

This is another catch-all category. It covers resources that were not generally available along the floodplains, alluvial fans, terraces, or foothills in the intermontane basins. These include grapes (Vitis cf. arizonica), walnuts (Juglans nigra), pinyon nuts (Pinus edulis), and juniper (Junipe-rus spp.) seeds. They are so infrequent in assemblages as to scarcely warrant inclusion, yet to not do so would run contrary to the goal of applying a diet breadth model in the first place. In order to fully evaluate models of resource selection, it is necessary to identify resources that may have been available but that were not routinely used.

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