Macrobotanical Analysis (Other Keyword)
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Phase III data recovery at various contexts ranging from a 17th-c. trader's hut to 19th-c. industrial and commercial contexts at 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, in advance of the construction of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation headquarters. Topics covered in the analysis include 17th-c. colonial trade and contact, production of wampum, evidence of a city-wide fire in 1797, a dump of painted pearlware from about 1797, analysis of the early 19th-c. Albany Female Academy,...
95-64: Letter Report (1995)
A formal report was not written for this project.
ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM KHOR KHARFOT, DHOFAR, OMAN (2016)
During field excavations in February 2016, numerous stratigraphic sediment samples were collected. Three of these were selected for AMS radiocarbon analysis to include dates on both shell and organics in the form of humates (soil organic matter or SOM) or charcoal, if any could be recovered. Sufficient quantities of sediments were collected from each location to allow pollen and/or phytolith analysis, either as part of the first batch of samples examined or for examination at a later date. In...
ANALYSIS OF TRINIDAD LAKE MACROBOTANICAL SAMPLES (1996)
A total of 50 botanical specimens from archaeological excavations at Trinidad Lake, Colorado, were identified. Six of these samples consist of corn cob fragments that were measured, while the remaining samples represent a mixture of seeds and charcoal. Macrofloral analysis was undertaken as part of a thesis project with the hope of identifying possible native and cultivated resources utilized by the site occupants and possibly to determine the past method used to recover these samples.
Ancient Maya Plant Use In the Mopan River Valley, Belize (2016)
The Mopan River valley was home to a number of pre-Hispanic Maya polities, including both political centers and rural communities. The forests and plant products grown in the region played crucial roles in the lifeways of these Maya, providing food, fuel, construction materials, and medicine. This paper presents preliminary results from the analysis of macrobotanical remains recovered through flotation by the Mopan Valley Archaeological Project and Mopan Valley Preclassic Project. These plant...
Archaeological Excavation of Recon John Shelter (5Pe648) On the Fort Carson Military Reservation, Pueblo County, Colorado (1989)
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Artifact Inventory, 625 Broadway Historic Archaeological Site, Albany, NY (2001)
Artifact inventory for Phase III at 625 Broadway site, Albany, NY.
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.
Burial Investigations at Sites AZ O:5:155(ASM) and AZ O:5:156(ASM), Simonton Ranch, Camp Verde, Yavapai County, Arizona (2007)
This document presents the results of burial investigations and limited archaeological data recovery investigations at Sites AZ O:5:155(ASM) and AZ O:5:156(ASM) within a proposed private development known as Simonton Ranch. EnviroSystems Management, Inc. conducted the work at the request of the property owner in an effort to achieve proactive compliance with the Arizona Burial Statute (A.R.S. §41-865). Additional important information about the two sites, albeit limited, was obtained during the...
CHARCOAL AND BOTANIC IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF SAMPLES FROM SITE RI 1898, WASHINGTON COUNTY, RHODE ISLAND (2016)
Site 1898 consists of a series of small stone tool production areas located approximately 50 meters off the shore of Quonochontaug Pond in Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island. Six charcoal samples collected at 5 cm intervals from 5 to 35 cmbs were submitted for identification and subsequent AMS radiocarbon age determination. Previous radiocarbon analysis of this site yielded calibrated age range of ~900–1400 BP for the top 25 cmbs and a range of ~4000–7500 BP for the depth of 25–35 cmbs...
Dirt to Desk: Macrobotanical Analyses From Fort St. Joseph (20BE23) and The Lyne Site (20BE10) (2009)
Fort St. Joseph, a seventeenth- to eighteenth-century archaeological site in southwestern Michigan, and the adjacent Lyne site provide a recent and ongoing example of historical archaeology posing questions about the notion of culture contact during French colonialism. Effective research questions, increasingly systematic procedures, and a balance between historical and archaeological material have served to solidify and situate the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project’s contributions to...
Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-019: Botanical Studies (1982)
The Environmental Studies crew supervised recovery of paleobotanical samples at seven sites in the Dolores Project area during the first field season. Work was begun on initial characterization of the project area environment and site catchment analysis. Identification of macrobotanical samples was undertaken and water separation of bulk soil samples was begun. Charred corn (Zea mays) fragments represent the major type of macrobotanical remains identified from these sites. Juniperus, Pinus,...
EXAMINATION OF BULK SOIL AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF MATERIAL FROM A PALEOSEISMIC TRENCH AT THE FILOLI SITE, SAN MATEO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (2014)
Eleven bulk soil samples from a paleoseismic trench across the San Andreas Fault at the Filoli site in San Mateo County, California, were floated to recover organic fragments suitable for radiocarbon age determination. These samples were collected from the south and north walls of the trench and range in depth between 0.2–2.5 m below ground surface. Botanic components were identified and potentially radiocarbon datable material was separated. Ten AMS radiocarbon dates were obtained on charcoal...
EXAMINATION OF BULK SOIL AND DETRITAL CHARCOAL FOR DATABLE MATERIAL FROM THE DUNGENESS RIVER GEOMORPHIC STUDY, WASHINGTON (2000)
Bulk soil and detrital charcoal samples were recovered from natural exposures or soil pits on stream terraces adjacent to the Dungeness River in the northeastern portion of the Olympic Peninsula, Washington. These samples are from terraces incised into the alluvial plain between the eastern Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca at Dungeness Bay. Botanic components and detrital charcoal were identified in each of the samples, and potentially radiocarbon datable material was separated.
EXAMINATION OF BULK SOIL AND DETRITAL CHARCOAL/WOOD FROM FLOOD DEPOSITS ALONG THE BILL WILLIAMS RIVER OF WESTERN ARIZONA (1999)
Detrital charcoal/wood and bulk soil samples from flood deposits along the Bill Williams River of western Arizona were floated to recover organic fragments suitable for radiocarbon dating. The sampling location is immediately downstream from Alamo Dam. Botanic components and detrital charcoal were identified, and potentially radiocarbon datable material was separated.
EXAMINATION OF BULK SOIL, PEAT, AND DETRITAL CHARCOAL FROM THE PILGRIM CREEK AREA OF GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING (1997)
Bulk soil, peat, and detrital charcoal were recovered from natural exposures and soil pits on stream terraces adjacent to Pilgrim Creek in the same general site in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Botanic components and detrital charcoal will be identified, and potentially radiocarbon datable material will be separated.
EXAMINATION OF BULK SOIL/DETRITAL CHARCOAL AND AMS RADIOCARBON ANALYSIS OF MATERIAL FROM SITES IN THE STRAWBERRY RIVER BASIN, UTAH (2005)
A total of 43 samples from sites in the Strawberry River Basin of eastern Utah were examined to recover organic fragments suitable for radiocarbon analysis. These samples were collected as part of the Regional Paleoflood Approach (REGPA) during the summer of 2005. Botanic components and detrital charcoal were identified, and potentially radiocarbon datable material was separated. A total of seven samples were AMS radiocarbon dated.
EXAMINATION OF PALEOFECES, FEATURE FILL, AND AGRICULTURAL FIELDS AT RAMADITAS and LLANOS DE COLOR, CHILE (2002)
Ramaditas (G6) is one of a series of six sites located in the Quebrada de Guatacondo in northern Chile. The site is situated along a caravan route between the coastal margins and the highlands. By 900 BC, small agro-pastoral groups were occupying the richer, fertile highlands. Trade increased with coastal groups to obtain marine products. Groups regularly moved between the highland salt puna, through the dry sierra, and on to the coastal oases. Archaeological evidence suggests that Ramaditas...
The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project
The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project is a collaboration between Western Michigan University and the City of Niles, MI to investigate, interpret, and preserve the physical remains of the site of Fort St. Joseph, a mission, garrison, and trading post complex occupied from 1691 to 1781 by the French then British. Since its inception, the Project has cultivated a robust program of public archaeology to involve and invest the community in the preservation of the site and more generally, the...
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
IDENTIFICATION OF MACROBOTANICAL REMAINS FROM SITES 5RB3290 AND 5RB3180, COLORADO (1992)
Analysis at sites 5RB3290 and 5RB3180 involved identification of several botanical remains from Fremont masonry storage cists in Southwest Rangely Field, Colorado. These remains were recovered in packrat den and midden debris. Identification of these remains will provide information to be included in the site forms and report.
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....
IDENTIFICATION OF SEEDS AND CHARCOAL AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF A SAMPLE FROM THE ASH SPRINGS SITE (26LN2978), LINCOLN COUNTY, NEVADA (2014)
The Ash Springs site (26LN2978) is a prehistoric village complex from the Formative Period located in the northeastern portion of Pahranagat Valley, Lincoln County, Nevada. A sediment sample from House Pit 2 (HP2) was floated and underwent preliminary sorting and identification by Dr. Jeanne Schaaf (2006). Light fractions and seventeen sets of carbonized seeds from the preliminary investigation were submitted to PaleoResearch Institute for identification. In addition, two AMS radiocarbon dates...
MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF A FEATURE FILL SAMPLE FROM SITE 48CO1409, LOCALITY 7581-1, CONVERSE COUNTY, WYOMING (2015)
Site 48CO1409, Converse County, Wyoming, contains six stone circles/tipi rings with limited chipped-stone artifacts and a small dart point. The upland site is situated among eroded hills that provide the necessary materials for tipi ring construction along the South Fork Dry Fork Cheyenne River (dry) (John Greer, personal communication June 15, 2015). Core 4, Ring 1, demonstrated a buried charcoal/ash layer at 10–14 cmbs. A sample recovered from this cored layer was submitted for macrofloral...
MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF FEATURE FILL SAMPLES FROM SITE 48SW7095, LOCALITY 7619-2, SWEETWATER COUNTY, WYOMING (2015)
Site 48SW7095 is a short-term prehistoric camp located along raised sandy deposits overlooking Laundry Draw in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Occupational evidence is visible on the surface, although silty deposits on the lower drainage terraces contain some buried cultural materials (John Greer, personal communication June 15, 2015). Ashy fill from cores into the center of two hearths were submitted for macrofloral analysis and AMS radiocarbon age determination. Samples are expected to range from...