Skagway, Alaska (Geographic Keyword)
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Two samples from Block 37 in the town of Skagway, Alaska, were examined for pollen, parasite eggs, and phytoliths. These samples represent the fill of Feature 4B, a probable wooden drainage feature, and Stratum 4 of unknown origin. Evaluation of these samples for pollen and phytoliths was expected to reveal the presence of discarded food remains and local vegetation. A search for parasite eggs was undertaken because one of these proveniences was thought to represent a privy when the samples...
POLLEN AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF TRASH MIDDEN FILL FROM SKAGWAY, ALASKA (2002)
Fill from a large trash midden was sampled for pollen and macrofloral remains. This feature dates between 1897 and 1903 and exhibited groups of artifacts arranged spatially across the area. Pollen and macrofloral analyses was undertaken to help provide information concerning feature function.
POLLEN, PARASITE, STARCH, AND PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM HISTORIC SKAGWAY, ALASKA (1998)
A total of ten sediment samples were examined microscopically to interpret the use of plant foods in historic Skagway. Samples were collected from areas of possible night soil use, privies, a possible grey water box, and from sediments under a saloon floor. All of the samples were examined for pollen and starch granule evidence of foods and for parasite eggs that would indicate parasitic infections. In addition, five of the samples were examined for phytolith analysis to augment the...