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Analysis of food remains in human coprolites from Furna do Estrago prehistoric site, Pernambuco State, Brazil. (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Isabel Dos Santos. Luciana Sianto. Sheila Mendonça de Souza. Adauto Araújo. Sérgio de Miranda Chaves.

The identification of human food remains from archaeological sites contributes to paleonutrition and paleoepidemiology studies, shedding light on key aspects of human biological evolution and cultural changes.In the present study,macroscopic and microscopic food remains were recovered from human coprolites from Furna do Estrago,Pernambuco State,Brazil.The remains are dated between 1860 +/- 50 (BETA 145954) and 1,610 +/- 70 (BETA 145955) years BP (before present).The region may have been...

Analysis of Microbotanical Remains from Chavín de Huántar (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sadie Weber.

Chavín de Huántar is well-known for its ritual significance in the Andean world, however the nature of both subsistence and temple offerings remain unclear. Though previous research has been carried out on the Chavín de Huántar botanical assemblages, much remains a mystery due to poor overall preservation of carbonized remains. In order to obtain a more complete understanding of Formative Period subsistence, residues extracted from potsherds from sealed Chavín contexts were analyzed for starch...

DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings.

Dental calculus was recovered from a burial in northern Sonora, Mexico was submitted for analysis that would identify any pollen, phytoliths, starches, or other identifiable remains that might inform concerning the diet of the individual.

The Diversity of Botanical Food of the Hemudu People: Evidence from an Examination of Food Residues in a Fu pot (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Wei Ge. Weijin Huang.

Carbonized black debris was found in many fu pots recovered from an early stratum at the Hemudu site (c. 7000–6500 cal. BP). The debris resembles food residues. Although this kind of debris has been regarded as residues of cooked rice for a long time, so far no specific research has been conducted. To clarify the nature of these residues, we carried out a microscopic morphological analysis and stable isotope analysis on one of the specimens. The morphological analysis found starch granules of a...

An Ethnoarchaeological Approach to Understanding the Role of Root-crops in Ancient Lowland Maya Subsistence. (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lucia Gudiel.

Dr. Scott Fedick’s research goals have always emphasized the importance of understanding the diversity and ingenuity of lowland Maya subsistence. Through his guidance and mentorship my dissertation focus was developed to explore the role of root-crops in ancient Maya subsistence. Recent paleoethnobotanical research has demonstrated that the ancient Maya diet included a wide array of plant foods.Currently lacking is enough evidence for the role of roots-crops.To begin to acquire an understanding...

DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings.

Calculus from two teeth recovered from individuals of unknown age and provenience were submitted for microscopic analysis. Remains were extracted from the calculus, identified, and many photographed. The results are presented here and accompany a digital record of the photographs on a CD.

Maize starch taphonomy in chicha production: experimental results (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Crystal Dozier.

Starch granules can be recovered from a variety archaeological contexts and have been used to interpret cooking technologies. This set of experiments investigated some taphonomic considerations to interpreting chicha (corn beer) production from starch granules. The first experiment examined how far the maize starch granules travelled from the grinding station. Starch could be recovered as far as 10 meters from the grinding site, with dense starch collections happening less than 40 centimeters...

Neglected Root Crops of the Prehispanic Maya (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stephanie Simms.

Root crops represent a major lacuna in the archaeological record of the Maya area and discussions of prehispanic Maya foodways in general. Only a handful of exceptional cases furnish direct evidence for the exploitation of root crops. Most notably at Ceren, the recent discovery of entire fields dedicated to manioc cultivation suggests that maize was not the only agricultural staple in this village community. Researchers working throughout the humid tropics have employed microbotanical...

Plant use at Diablo Valdez, Santa Cruz Island: Evidence from macrobotanical and starch grain remains (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kristin Hoppa. Kristina Gill.

This paper considers both macrobotanical and starch grain evidence for terrestrial plant use at Diablo Valdez (SCRI-619/620) on Santa Cruz Island, California. This inland site consists of a rock shelter as well as an open-air living space, and was occupied from ca. 5900 years ago and into the Historic period. Macrobotanical remains were recovered from 140 liters of soil, while starch grain analysis was conducted on six bowl fragments. This paper contextualizes these results within a broader...

DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Jammi L. Ladwig. Melissa K. Logan.

Site 26CH3345 is a near surface Late Archaic (Rosegate) site situated in the Carson Lake basin in Churchill County, Nevada. Excavations exposed a basalt bowl mortar with burned contents resting on top of a steep-sided, flat based ash stain presumed to be a cooking feature. The mortar was submitted for phytolith, starch, and organic residue (FTIR) analysis and AMS radiocarbon dating. Soil controls were also submitted for pollen, phytolith, and starch analysis. Results from this analysis address...

Starch and Stone: Preliminary Evidence from Jomon Period Ground Stone in Southwestern Hokkaido (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Emma Yasui.

Lithic assemblages from Jomon Period sites contain a wide variety of artifacts that were chipped or ground from a number of raw materials. Typological frameworks exist to aid interpretations about function and use, but many details are still unknown when it comes to how Jomon people incorporated this array of stone objects into their lives. The place of ground stone implements within Jomon lithic technology and society is particularly intriguing, as questions about the quantities and variations...

Starch in Cuba (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sheahan Bestel.

Evidence of subsistence and diet in the Carribean is examined using evidence from starch grains extracted from human dental calculus. This is compared with isotope data to examine distinct populations of humans in Cuba. SAA 2015 abstracts made available in tDAR courtesy of the Society for American Archaeology and Center for Digital Antiquity Collaborative Program to improve digital data in archaeology. If you are the author of this presentation you may upload your paper, poster, presentation,...