Table 2 Distribution and type of recovered faunal and floral remains in excavated sites.

Species type and distribution for phases I and II, the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene, in excavated units at Huaca Prieta, Paredones, and Domestic Unit 16. TP, Test Pit; LP, Late Pleistocene; EH, Early Holocene.

TaxonUnit 9*Unit 12*Unit 15/21Unit 16*Unit 22*TP 22Total% of
total
by taxa
LayerLayerLayerLayerEH
Premound
Level 7
Layer
LP11LP12EH11EH13LP15?LP17LP20LP23EH6-4LP8?LP9?LP13aEH13LP15LP22-5aLP25-8a–bLP28-11a
Limpets
  Fissurella peruviana
(keyhole limpet)
321324419
  Fissurella maxima
(keyhole limpet)
21216
  Total limpets259.43
Marine snails/gastropods
  Tegula atra
(marine snail)
21339
  Thais chocolata21213211
  Total marine
snails/gastropods
207.55
Bivalves
  Protothaca thaca
(clam)
21711122
  Total bivalves228.30
Marine crabs
  Platyxanthus
orbignyi

(violet crab)
116210
  Total marine crabs103.77
Sharks and rays
  Galeorhinus sp.
(school shark)
112
  Myliobatis sp.
(eagle ray)
11
  Carcharhinus sp.
(requiem shark)
3111232233470
  Total sharks
and rays
7327.55
Bony fish
  M. cephalus (mullet)11
  P. peruanus
(coco, Peruvian
banded croaker)
88
  Sciaena deliciosa
(drum)
1717
  S. starksi (S. weineri)
(sea bass and
robalo)
44
  M. g. peruanus
(hake)
11
  Not identified33
  Total bony fish3412.83
Marine birds
  Larus sp. (seagull)121125113
  Phalacrocorax
bougainvillii

(guanay and
cormorant)
211610
  Pelecanus thagus
(Peruvian pelican)
77
  Not identified77
  Total marine birds3713.96
Wetland/land birds
  D. warszewiczi
(scrub blackbird)
112
  Total wetland/
land birds
2.75
  Mammals
  Otaria
sp. (sea lion)
2116218636
  Otaria flavescens
(sea lion)
213
  O. virginianus
(white-tailed
deer)
33
  Total mammals4215.85
  Faunal subtotal154102631271716410134012229265~100
Flora
  Capsicum spp.
(chile pepper)
4425.00
  Cucurbita sp.
(gourd)
3318.75
  Persea americana
(avocado)
116.25
  Phaseolus sp.
(bean)
14531.25
  T. integrifolia
(palo bobo)
3318.75
  Flora subtotal00000000000045700016~100
  Total154102631271716410539712229281

*New data addition since 2012.