Acorns (Other Keyword)
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Three protein residue wash samples of milling groundstone tools were tested against acorn (oak, Quercus sp.) antiserum. These samples were previously tested against various antisera at another lab, but were submitted to PaleoResearch specifically for testing against acorn antiserum.
Environmental Constraints and Plant Food Intensification in the Sacramento Valley (2015)
The Sacramento Valley bottom is a rich environment for faunal resources, notably fish, but lacks staple nut crops found elsewhere in interior central California. The absence of key nut resources appears to be the key factor in intensified production of geophytes and the early intensification of small seeds, especially Chenopodium spp. These features are absent in other regions in the rich archaeobotanical record of central California. SAA 2015 abstracts made available in tDAR courtesy of the...
The Viability of Long-Distance Acorn Transport in Eastern California (2017)
The ethnographically documented Mono Lake Paiute of Eastern California regularly crossed the Sierra Nevada to procure acorns from Yosemite Valley; a total journey of fourteen days. It is not clear whether such trips are economically efficient in their own right, or were undertaken as components of social excursions to visit and trade with the Yosemite Me-Wuk, or as journeys of necessity in years with poor piñon pine nut harvests. To evaluate the economic productivity of procuring acorns from...