There is far less evidence of dietary differences between nineteenth and twentieth century working class Hispanic and Anglo residents.
In recent a project we examined an array of animal remains on the floor of a prehistoric Basketmaker pit structure in Northwest New Mexico that was excavated as part of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project.
But all of our work starts with detailed observations of the skeleton and dentition.
We use calipers and osteometric boards to record a long list of measurements that physical anthropologists have been using for more than a century.
No one was buried there, but two human finger bones with cut marks comprise another unusual find from this structure.
The same structure had a range of bone tools for piercing and weaving, and bone beads that include both finished tools and some that were in the process of manufacture.
Skulls of a badger, dog, and coyotes were modified and the teeth removed.