Anasazi Turkey

Nine Mile Canyon pictographTurkey tracks, The gobblers have been passing through Utah since Anasazi times By Brett Prettyman, The Salt Lake Tribune

[W]hile historians say turkeys were not on the menu of the first Thanksgiving celebration, archaeologists have physical evidence that Meleagris gallopavo merriami was part of the Anasazi diet as far back as 700. No word on side dishes of the time.

”They had them in pens, they used them for food and they used the feathers for ornaments and blankets,” said Ron Rood, Utah’s assistant state archaeologist.