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The Feffer Holloway project site (Holloway BA-4) is located in West Hollywood, southern California. One soil sample, collected with a bucket auger (BA-4) from an alluvial fan deposit, was submitted for macrofloral analysis and subsequent AMS radiocarbon age determination. These deposits are expected to be 30,000 years old.
EXAMINATION OF BULK SOIL SAMPLES FOR POTENTIAL RADIOCARBON DATABLE MATERIAL FROM THE FRAZIER MOUNTAIN PALEOSEISMIC SITE, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (2015)
The Frazier Mountain Paleoseismic Site is situated along the San Andreas Fault near Gorman, California. Two samples, collected from an alluvial fan on the northern slope of Frazier Mountain (Kate Scharer, personal communication June 17, 2015) were submitted for macrofloral analysis to recover and identify charred botanic remains and charcoal suitable for AMS radiocarbon age determination.
IDENTIFICATION OF WOOD FROM THE CITY CEMETERY SITE, LOS ANGELES CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL #9, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (2010)
A total of 25 wood samples from the fill of 18 features at the City Cemetery Site in Los Angeles County, California, were submitted for identification to provide information concerning types of wood used as coffin wood for the interments represented by these features. AECOM encountered the features during mitigation activities related to the construction of Los Angeles Central High School #9. This cemetery served as the official city cemetery for the city of Los Angeles between 1850-1890....
James Schoenwetter Pollen Research Papers
James Schoenwetter (Ph.D. Southern Illinois 1967) was a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University. His research interests included prehistoric cultural ecology, applications of pollen analysis in archaeology and research methodology. Before his retirement in 2000 he directed the ASU Anthropology Department’s palynology lab. Pollen research by Schoenwetter and his students involved a variety of sites in Mesoamerica, North America and Europe. He directed archaeological and botanical...
MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM SITE MC-1, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (2015)
Site MC-1 lies in the city of Agoura Hills, Los Angeles County, California. Two sediment samples, collected from a test unit placed approximately 50 meters from Medea Creek, were submitted for macrofloral analysis to recover and identify plants used by site occupants. Radiocarbon analysis conducted on material recovered from the test unit provided two sets of age ranges suggesting occupation between AD 1455–1645 (70–80 cmbd) and AD 1650–post 1950 (10–20 cmbd)(Breana Campbell, personal...
MACROFLORAL IDENTIFICATION, MICROCHARCOAL EXTRACTION, AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF BULK SEDIMENT SAMPLES FROM THE 45TH AVENUE PROJECT, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (2016)
The 45th Avenue project site (Avenue 45th) is located on the southwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Avenue 45 in Los Angeles, California. Four soil samples, collected from a boring and a trench in lacustrine deposits, were submitted for macrofloral analysis to recover and identify charred floral remains suitable for AMS radiocarbon age determination. Three samples from B-4 with expected dates between 15,000 and 6,000 years BP (John Helms, personal communication June 15, 2015) and one sample from...
MICROCHARCOAL ANALYSIS OF SEDIMENT FROM THE RANCH CENTER SLIP RATE SITE, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (2017)
Two sediment samples were submitted for microscopic charcoal recovery (Table 1). Sample RT154 was large enough (9 mL) to work with, while sample RC503 was too small (<1 mL).
MICROCHARCOAL EXTRACTION OF A BULK SEDIMENT SAMPLE FROM THE RANCH CENTER SITE, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (2017)
The Ranch Center Site is located approximately 10 km west of Palmdale, California. One bulk sediment sample was submitted for microcharcoal extraction in order to obtain radiocarbon datable materials.
Palynological Study of the Slusher Estate (1981)
Draft of the paper published in Frierman, J.D., (1982), "The Ontiveros Adobe: Early Rancho Life in Alta California." Roberta Greenwood Associates, Pacific Palisades. Includes tables of pollen observations.
PHYTOLITH, STARCH, AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF SAMPLES FROM THE VALENTINE CACHE #3 SITE (05-01-53-377), LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (2013)
The Valentine Cache #3 Site (05-01-53-377), located in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, consists of five granitic stone circular features. These features are believed to be associated with caching activities, possibly acorn harvesting. Two soil samples from the center of one of the rock ring features (Feature B, Quadrant 2) were submitted for phytolith, starch, and macrofloral analyses to identify plants associated with function, type, and method of construction for these features,...
PHYTOLITH, STARCH, MACROFLORAL, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSES OF SAMPLES FROM THE HAY-1 SITE (FS-050155229), LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (2011)
Fill samples from two prehistoric hearths and a rock alignment at the Hay-1 site, FS-050155229, in Los Angeles County, California, were examined for phytoliths, starches, macrofloral remains, and organic residues. The organic residues were analyzed using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). This site contains both historic and prehistoric components, and the prehistoric component includes a lithic scatter with groundstone, flaked stone tools, boulder milling features, and a quartzite...
PHYTOLITH, STARCH, ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR), AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSES, CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION, AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF SAMPLES FROM SITE PL-SCE-SEG6-08, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (2012)
A single sediment sample from the upper fill of a heated rock feature at site PL-SCESEG6-08 in Los Angeles County, California, was examined for phytoliths, starch, macrofloral remains, and organic residues, the latter using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), to look for evidence of foods that might have been processed in this feature. Charcoal from the feature also was identified and submitted for AMS radiocarbon dating to provide temporal information. This feature contained...
Playa Vista Archaeological and Historical Project, Volume 1: Research Design (1991)
The Playa Vista Archaeological and Historical Project is a multi-step comprehensive approach designed to achieve compliance with applicable Municipal, State, and Federal laws and regulations protecting cultural resources. This document represents the first step: the completion of a project specific research design that presents current knowledge of the cultural resources in the project area and outlines future steps to mitigate potential impacts of the proposed project. To complete the research...
POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, MACROFLORAL, PROTEIN, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSES ON SAMPLES FROM THE MISSION SAN GABRIEL GARDEN COMPLEX, SITE CA-LAN-184H, CALIFORNIA (2012)
Samples were examined from excavations in the Bishop’s Garden area at the San Gabriel Mission Archaeological Site, CA-LAN-184H, in southern California as part of the Alameda Corridor East Construction Authority’s (ACE) San Gabriel Trench Grade Separation project. This area contains a large, dense, partially intact Mission period (1769-1834) artifact deposit and two substantial archaeological features associated with occupation of the San Gabriel Mission. A total of 83 column samples from a Water...
POLLEN, PROTEIN RESIDUE, CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION, AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF SAMPLES FROM SITES CA-LAN-1777, CA-LAN-1780, CA-LAN-1781, AND CA-LAN-3873 FOR THE ANTELOPE VALLEY SOLAR RANCH ONE PROJECT, CALIFORNIA (2012)
Sediment samples adjacent to eight fire-altered rock features at Sites CA-LAN-1777, CA-LAN-1780, and CA-LAN-3873 in southern California were examined for pollen to determine plants that might have been processed using these features. Charcoal samples collected within the features were submitted for identification to identify woods burned as fuel. AMS radiocarbon dates were obtained from the charcoal to provide temporal information concerning use of these features. Charcoal also was identified...
PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS OF GROUND STONE ARTIFACTS FROM SITE CA-SCLI-43, SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA (2000)
Two groundstone artifacts from site CA-SCLI-43 on San Clemente Island, California were analyzed for possible protein residues. Protein residue analysis had been conducted previously in another laboratory on both groundstone artifacts; however, neither of these groundstone appeared to have been washed prior to being accepted at Paleo Research. In addition, neither artifact was accompanied with a formal soil control sample; therefore, small soil controls were generated from the small amount of...
PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS OF LITHICS FROM CA-LAN-8, TOPANGA, CALIFORNIA (2017)
Three basalt unifaces recovered at CA-LAN-8 during the Topanga Underground Utilities District Project (TUUDP) in the unincorporated community of Topanga were submitted for protein residue analysis to determine if there was a signature of use.
The Slusher Estate Historical Park: Palynological Project (1981)
Assessment of the character of site stratigraphy and advice on pollen sampling strategy for the 1981 excavation season.