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Seasonal Dating of Burials from the Presence of Fly Pupae

  • B. Miles Gilbert (a1) and William M. Bass (a1)

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During the excavation of Arikara burials which were 130 to 160 years old, the author discovered the chitinous exuvia of fly pupae with many of the burials. The pupae of these scavenger flies seasonally date the burials from late March to mid-October, corresponding to the year's arrival and disappearance of these flies in South Dakota.

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Little, V. A. 1957 General and Applied Entomology, Harper and Brothers, New York.
U.S. Department of Commerce 1960 Climate of the States, South Dakota, Climatography of the United States, No. 60, p . 39. Weather Bureau, Washington.

Seasonal Dating of Burials from the Presence of Fly Pupae

  • B. Miles Gilbert (a1) and William M. Bass (a1)

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