The NSS Bulletin - ISSN 1090-6924
Volume 50 Number 2: 64-71 - December 1988

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Flat-Headed Peccary (Platygonus) and Recovered Quaternary Vertebrate Fauna of Indun Rockshelter, Monroe County, Indiana
Ronald L. Richards and Patrick J. Munson


Archaeological investigation of a sandstone rockshelter in Monroe County, south-central Indiana has produced remains of 45 vertebrate species. Noteworthy is the extralimital occurrence of the eastern woodrat (Neotoma floridana) and spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius), and the recovery of teeth of an extinct late Pleistocne peccary (Platygonus sp.). The fauna suggests temperate deciduous woodlands during accumulation of the deposit. The activities of aboriginal man at the site appear not to be related to the presence of peccary.

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