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AMS RADIOCARBON DATING AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE PIGG SITE (5MT4802), COLORADO (2010)
Five charred Zea mays (corn) cob fragments and one charred Phaseolus vulgaris (bean) fragment recovered from two room blocks and a kiva at the Pigg Site (5MT4802) in Montezuma County, Colorado, were submitted for identification verification and AMS radiocarbon dating. Also submitted for organic residue analysis were several painted ceramic mug fragments that were used to line a sipapu in the same kiva from which the corn and bean samples were recovered. Organic residue analysis on select sherds...
ARCHAEOBOTANIC ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM EAGLE POINT, COLORADO (2005)
Archaeobotanic analyses were conducted on samples from deposits at the Eagle Point Site (5RB4662), a rockshelter/overhang located along Piceance Creek in northwest Colorado. This shelter experienced multiple occupations, with radiocarbon ages ranging from 2510 to 1010 BP. The roof/overhang has collapsed; therefore, cultural deposits are exposed and eroding away. Two stratigraphic columns were sampled at close intervals during both the 2004 and 2005 excavations for the purpose of building a...
BOTANICAL IDENTIFICATION OF SAMPLES FROM THE HAITI DUMAY, HAITI (2011)
Two bulk soil samples from the Dumay section of the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden Fault zone in Haiti were floated to recover organic fragments suitable for radiocarbon age determination. These samples were recovered from a buried A horizon in a natural exposure of the fault. Botanic components and detrital charcoal were identified, and potentially radiocarbon datable material was separated.
CHARCOAL AND BOTANIC IDENTIFICATION, AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION, AND CERAMIC RESIDUE ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM SITE RI 935, PROVIDENCE COUNTY, RHODE ISLAND (2017)
Site RI 935 lies at the confluence of the Woonasquatucket and Moshassuck Rivers in Providence, Rhode Island. Two excavation areas, Carpenter’s Point and North Shore, revealed pre-contact deposits indicating occupation within the Middle Archaic Period and especially during the Late and Transitional Archaic Periods. Intensive use of this area also is noted around and after ~ AD 1000 (Late Woodland). Charcoal and charred botanic samples from 11 features were submitted for identification and AMS...
CHARCOAL/BOTANIC IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATES FOR SITES 48BH3457 (ALM SHELTER), 48BH719, 48WA1938 (SOLSTICE SHELTER), 48WA1939 (6 AMIGOS SHELTER), AND THE FERTIG SHELTER, WYOMING (2009)
A total of 12 samples from sites 48BH3457 (Alm Shelter), 48BH719, 48WA1938 (Solstice Shelter), 48WA1939 (6 Amigos Shelter), and the Fertig Shelter were submitted for identification and AMS radiocarbon dating. A total of 11 dates were obtained from charcoal. A date also was obtained from uncharred grass matting, originally submitted as a bark sample.
EXAMINATION OF BULK SOIL SAMPLES FROM ICY POINT, GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK, ALASKA FOR RADIOCARBON DATABLE MATERIAL (2018)
Marine terraces T6 and T8, located at Icy Point in Glacier National Park, Alaska, are associated with sea level changes and tectonic activity along the Fairweather fault. Bulk soil, collected from each site was submitted for macrofloral analysis to recover and identify organic materials suitable for radiocarbon age determination.
EXAMINATION OF DETRITAL CHARCOAL AND AMS RADIOCARBON ANALYSIS OF MATERIAL FROM ALONG RED WILLOW CREEK, NEBRASKA (2010)
A total of 29 samples were examined for the presence of organic material suitable for radiocarbon analysis. These samples were recovered from four natural bank exposures along Red Willow Creek downstream of Red Willow Dam in southwest Nebraska. Botanic components and detrital charcoal were identified, and potentially radiocarbon datable material was separated. A total of 13 radiocarbon dates were obtained from charcoal and wood fragments to help establish the chronology of Holocene alluvium and...
EXAMINATION OF ORGANIC RESIDUES, BASKETRY, AND BOTANIC REMAINS FROM AZTEC RUINS, NEW MEXICO (2009)
Four residue samples from rooms in the West Ruin at Aztec Ruins, New Mexico, were examined to identify the contents of the residue. Two of these residue samples were collected from baskets. As appropriate, analysis of the residue samples included macrofloral examination and/or microscopic identification of starches and phytoliths. A botanic sample from Kiva D and material from the foundation of a coiled basketry ladle also were submitted for identification.
IDENTIFICATION AND AMS DATING OF CHARRED BOTANIC SAMPLES FROM THE STONEMAN LAKE SITE, ARIZONA (2013)
Two botanic samples from the Stoneman Lake site in Coconino County, Arizona were submitted for identification and AMS radiocarbon dating. Samples were expected to date to the Clovis period or represent modern root burns.
IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF CHARCOAL AND BOTANIC REMAINS FROM THE TRANQUIL ROCKSHELTER (41BS1513), BREWSTER COUNTY, TEXAS (2009)
Six charcoal and botanic samples were submitted for identification and AMS radiocarbon dating. These sample were recovered from features in the Tranquil Rockshelter (site 41BS1513) in Brewster County, Texas. Samples were recovered from the fill of three pits, a feature remnant, and a lenticular deposit of ash that might represent a structural floor deposit.
IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF CHARCOAL FROM THE GAME DRIVE SITE, 5LA5484, ON THE PIÑON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, COLORADO (2010)
Two charcoal samples from an excavation unit at the Game Drive Site (5LA5484) on the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site in Las Animas County, Colorado, were submitted for identification. A single radiocarbon date also was obtained from charcoal in one of the samples. This site is a large complex of rockshelters, rock art, bedrock metates, thermal features, and lithics. Diagnostic projectile points and rock art suggest occupation within the Developmental to Diversification periods (A.D. 100-1050 to A.D....
IDENTIFICATION AND RADIOCARBON DATING OF CHARCOAL FROM THE CLIFF SITE, ALBERCA, MICHOACAN, MEXICO (2004)
One charcoal sample and one piece of partially charred wood from the Cliff Site in Alberca, Michoacan, Mexico, were submitted for botanic identification and subsequent radiocarbon dating.
IDENTIFICATION OF BOTANIC REMAINS FROM HISTORIC UTE TEEPEE SITES NEAR THE 2ND LOS PINOS INDIAN AGENCY, COLORADO (2004)
Botanic remains from sites 5OR1062 and 5OR1065 in Ouray County, Colorado, were submitted for identification. These sites represent historic (1876-1881) Ute teepee encampments near the 2nd Los Pinos Indian Agency.
IDENTIFICATION OF BOTANIC REMAINS FROM SITE 42DA1818, FOR THE WIC KANDRA LATERAL PROJECT, UTAH (2009)
A possible charred prickly pear cactus fragment was recovered from the base of a deep hearth at site 42DA1818 in eastern Utah. The hearth is one of eight in a tight group, and the site is believed to represent a Late Prehistoric occupation. The fragment was submitted for identification verification.
IDENTIFICATION OF BOTANIC REMAINS IN DRILL CORE SAMPLES FROM PORTLAND, OREGON (2010)
Six samples of botanic remains recovered from drill core samples collected in 1983 were submitted for identification. These remains most likely represent plants growing on the land surface in the Portland, Oregon, area prior to being covered by Missoula flood deposits around 15,000 years ago. The botanic samples were submitted for identification before possible radiocarbon dating.
IDENTIFICATION OF BOTANIC SPECIMENS FROM PAISLEY CAVE #5 AT SITE 35LK3400, OREGON (2003)
Five botanic samples were submitted for identification from Cave #5 at the Paisley 5 Mile Ridge Caves site (35LK3400) in southern Oregon. Four of the samples appear to represent vegetal matter that has been twisted, while the fifth sample represents a seed removed from a coprolite found in Late Pleistocene age deposits. The Paisley Caves appear to have been used most often as cache locations which were infrequently occupied for short periods of time. Lithic artifacts in the cave suggest that use...
IDENTIFICATION OF CHARCOAL AND BOTANIC REMAINS FROM THE YELLOW HOUSE SYSTEM, POST RANCH, AND STANTON RANCH, TEXAS, AND FROM THE SAN JON RESEARCH AREA, NEW MEXICO (2010)
A total of 845 samples from the Yellow House System, Post Ranch, and Stanton Ranch near Lubbock, Texas, were submitted for identification. These samples consisted mostly of charcoal, wood, and botanic remains. In addition, five charcoal samples were submitted from the San Jon Research Area near San Jon, New Mexico. Samples were recovered from geologic strata at the Yellow House System and from cultural features contained within the strata, while the Post and Stanton Ranches are noted to have...
IDENTIFICATION OF CHARCOAL AND BOTANIC REMAINS PRIOR TO RADIOCARBON DATING FROM SITES IN THE ESCALANTE VALLEY, SOUTHERN UTAH (2004)
Three charcoal samples and one botanic sample from sites 42GA5863, 42GA5269, and 42GA5169 in the Escalante Valley of south-central Utah were submitted for identification prior to radiocarbon analysis to select the best material to send for dating. This area has yielded numerous Formative occupations, with both Fremont and Kayenta Anasazi adaptations present.
IDENTIFICATION OF CHARCOAL FROM SITE 48LN1301 FOR THE RUBY PIPELINE PROJECT, WYOMING (2011)
Charcoal samples from hearth fill at site 48LN1301 in southwest Wyoming were submitted for identification. These sites were excavated as part of the El Paso Corporation’s Ruby Pipeline Project. Identification of charcoal will provide information concerning types of wood burned as fuel in these features.
IDENTIFICATION OF DETRITAL CHARCOAL AND BULK SEDIMENT SAMPLES FROM ALONG LOS BANOS CREEK, CALIFORNIA (2004)
A total of 17 samples from a series of late Holocene terraces along Los Banos Creek, near the town of Los Banos in central California, were examined to recover organic fragments suitable for radiocarbon analysis. Charcoal and other botanic components were identified, and potentially radiocarbon datable material was separated. One site in the study area contained evidence for Native American occupation of the terrace.
IDENTIFICATION OF MACROFLORAL REMAINS FROM THE EWING SITE (Y7), YELLOW JACKET, COLORADO (1998)
Five botanic samples and a macrofloral sample were examined from the Ewing Site (Y7), which is part of a triangular space (the “hinterlands”) within the Yellow Jacket district of southwestern Colorado. Many of the sites in the Yellow Jacket locality were occupied during the Pueblo II (AD 1050-1150) and Pueblo III (AD 1150-1300) periods; however, the Ewing site is believed to predate the main occupation of the area and reflect occupation during the early Pueblo II or Basketmaker III periods....
MACROBOTANICAL IDENTIFICATION AND PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS OF MATTING MATERIAL FROM THE EAGLE POINT SITE, 5RB4662, COLORADO (2008)
Macrofloral and phytolith analysis was conducted on a sample of matting material recovered from the Eagle Point Site (5RB4662), a rockshelter/overhang located along Piceance Creek in northwest Colorado. This shelter experienced multiple occupations, with radiocarbon ages ranging from 2510 to 1010 BP. The roof/overhang has collapsed; therefore, cultural deposits are exposed and eroding away. Excavations at the site have been ongoing for several years. PRI has previously conducted archaeobotanical...
MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS, CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION, AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF SAMPLES FROM PREHISTORIC SITES CM-1, CM-2, CM-3 AND CM-4 IN KERN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (2016)
Prehistoric Sites CM-1, CM-2, CM-3, and CM-4 lie in the Western Mojave Desert subregion northwest of California City in Kern County, California. Features exposed during RE Cinco Project construction grading activities in the area yielded numerous fire-affected rocks, charcoal, and ash (Christopher Duran, personal communication June 24, 2015 and April 20, 2016). Hearth fills from each site were collected for macrofloral analysis to recover and identify plants used by site occupants. In addition,...
Macrofloral and Pollen Analysis, and Botanical Identificatino of Samples from Sites Along the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project in San Juan County and Navajo Nation Land, New Mexico (2017)
The Cutter Lateral is one of the major pipelines comprising the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project (NGWSP) located in San Juan County and Navajo Nation land in northwestern New Mexico. A total of 51 features from 13 sites (LA178231, LA147736, LA171407, LA45824, NM-G-30-51, LA36578, LA156932, LA179182, NM-G-43-49, NM-G-34-56, NM-G-43-55, NM-G-34-48, and NM-G-34-46) encountered along three segments (Reach 22A, 22B, 21) of the Cutter Lateral and an off-site trench (BHT9) were sampled for...