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AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF BISON BONE AND POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, STARCH, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSES OF A SHERD FROM THE FRED BURR #1 SITE (24GN1095), MONTANA (2013)
Two bison bone fragments were recovered from the Fred Burr #1 site (24GN1095), located on the bank of Fred Burr Creek east of Philipsburg in western Montana. These bison bone fragments were submitted for AMS radiocarbon age determination. A refit sherd also recovered from the site was submitted for pollen, phytolith, starch, and organic residue (FTIR) analyses.
ANALYSIS OF ORGANIC RESIDUES AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING FOR A PIPE STEM FROM THE HURDY GURDY BRIDGE SITE (CA-DNO-1028), DEL NORTE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (2012)
A stone pipe stem recovered from the Hurdy Gurdy Bridge Site (CA-DNO-1028) in Del Norte County, northwestern California, was examined for pollen, phytolith, and starch evidence of use. In addition, the organic residue signature was examined using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). An AMS radiocarbon date was obtained on organic compounds (humates) that had penetrated the ceramic matrix of the pipe.
Site 5MTUMR 2837 is a PII to PIlI transition site in Mancos Canyon located approximately 4 miles southwest of the confluence of Mancos and Johnson Canyon. The site lies approximately 130 meters north of the Mancos River. Six features were sampled within the site, all associated with occupation levels. It was hoped that analysis of these samples would provide data concerning the function of the rooms sampled and environmental data for comparison with other sites which have been sampled in the...
Colorado State University, under contract to the Bureau of Land Management, undertook a testing and evaluation program in Moffat County which included sites 5MF480 and 5MF607. As a part of this testing program, soil samples were taken from these sites to be analyzed for their pollen content in an attempt to provide information concerning the past environment and native diet.
Soil samples from the Skull Creek study area were submitted for pollen analysis as part of an interdisciplinary, multi-use study of this unique geological area in northwestern Colorado, adjacent to Dinosaur National Monument. The pollen samples were taken in conjunction with an archaeological study and were submitted for analysis by the Craig District Office under contract number CO 010-PH6-1098. This study was designed and conducted as a preliminary feasibility study for pollen analysis of the...
AN ARCHAEOCLIMATIC MODEL AND POLLEN, PARASITE, PHYTOLlTH, AND PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM SITES 3CT340 AND 3CT341, NORTHEASTERN ARKANSAS (2005)
Sites 3CT340 and 3CT341 are part of a large site complex located in eastern Arkansas' Crittenden County. The Late Woodland/Emergent Mississippian prehistoric village sites are located in the southern portion of the project area. Although neither of the sites had large lithic assemblages, several cultural features were identified, including burials at both sites and a cremation pit at site 3CT341. Thirteen pollen samples, ten of which also were examined for parasites, were examined to...
Artifact inventory for Phase III at the Quackenbush Square site, Albany, NY.
Beyond the North Gate: Archeology on the Outskirts of Colonial Albany. Archeological Data Retrieval, Quackenbush Square Parking Facility, Broadway, Albany, New York (2005)
Report of data recovery results from the Quackenbush Square Parking Facility site in Albany, NY. The pdf report focuses on the detailed excavation of a rum distillery (c.1750s-1820s) and a brickmaker's house and brickyard (c.1630s-1680s). The report includes micro/macroscopic analyses of faunal and floral materials, pollen, parasites,and heavy metal contents. The report also provides deep historical context to rum production and early colonial settlement in Albany and the Northeast.
CERAMIC RESIDUE STUDY FOR SITE 8PB6, FLORIDA: POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, STARCH, FTIR, AND RADIOCARBON ANALYSIS (2007)
Two ceramic sherds from pot busts at site 8PB6, the Boca Raton Inlet Midden 3 site, in southeast Florida were submitted for analysis of residue and radiocarbon dating. Analysis of the residue for pollen, starch, and phytoliths provides an opportunity to record visual, microscopic evidence of food processing. Examination of the residue with Fourier Transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR) to obtain an infra-red spectrum provides information on the presence of lipids and di- and tri-glycerides,...
Fourteen stratigraphic pollen samples from Trench 1, collected at 10 cm intervals, were examined for pollen. The uppermost sample represents pollen within the upper 2 cm of this unit. Lower levels are presumed to represent early Holocene or perhaps late Pleistocene deposits. In addition, six samples from the Paleo Ridge Kill Site also are being examined.
Ten pollen samples collected from sediments in the East Field system at San Pedro Siris, situated in the Yalbac area of the Cayo District of central Belize, were examined for pollen evidence of crops.
PolIen, starch, and phytolith analysis were conducted on sediment samples from the Baksihi Site in Cebu, Philippines to assess future possibilities for analysis and interpretation of the archaeobotanic and/or paleoenvironmental record. These samples represent exposures 250 and 300 m inland from the contemporary mean tidal zone.
EXPLORATORY POLLEN AND PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS FOR THE TALEGA SITE (CA-ORA-907), SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (2006)
Thirteen pollen and eight phytolith samples collected stratigraphically from sediments at CA-ORA-907 were examined to provide information necessary to reconstruct the past vegetation at the Talega site. The stratigraphic sediments reach a depth of. at least 61 feet, where a radiocarbon age of 14,980 ± 70 BP was obtained. Most of the sediments examined accumulated between approximately 15,000 BP and 8,000 BP and are anchored by one or more radiocarbon ages.
Five sediment samples were submitted for evaluation of pollen and phytolith contents. No provenience information was submitted with the samples to compare the quantities of pollen and phytoliths and their condition with specific or general provenience information. At this time, it is not known whether these samples represent stratigraphic contexts or features.
Three stratigraphic pollen samples were selected for extraction and scanning to observe whether or not pollen was present and if it was in a sufficiently good state of preservation for identification.
Pollen, starch, and phytolith analyses were conducted on two samples from the Aleonar site on Tagotong Hill, a ritual hilltop site of Neolithic Age on Cebu in the Philippines. Samples were collected from a midden accumulation in a probable ceremonial area. Analyses were conducted to identify both local vegetation and any evidence of ritual use of plants.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF POLLEN, DIATOM, AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSES AT HELLER LAKE, UTAH, WITH SUPPORTING ARCHAEOCLIMATE MODELS (2004)
The Heller Lake site is located within the Ashley National Forest near the headwaters of Dry Gulch Creek. The lake is located on the south slopes of the Uinta Range, between the Uintah and Ouray Indian reservation and the High Uintas wilderness, at an elevation of 9400'. The sampling site is located in an alpine moraine plant community within the western montane biome. A mosiac of other plant communities are located in the general site area with differences based upon substrate and slope....
THE LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL: EXAMINATION OF PIT FEATURES FROM FORT CLATSOP, OREGON, FOR POLLEN, PHYTOLITHS, PARASITES, STARCH GRANULES, AND MACROFLORAL REMAINS (2002)
Ten samples collected stratigraphically through sediment from a suspected privy pit and a post mold at Fort Clatsop, Oregon, were examined for pollen, starch, parasites, phytoliths, and macrofloral remains to obtain information that might assist in identifying the function of these features. The presence or absence of parasite eggs and/or recovery of probable food remains are used to contribute to an interpretation of privy function.
The fill from a basin-shaped hearth in a jeep trail at site 5MF4973 was floated to recover charred macrofloral remains. This site is believed to represent a prehistoric camp-type site and is located north of Maybell, Colorado. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources that might have been processed in the hearth and woods burned as fuel. Charcoal recovered from the hearth fill was submitted for AMS radiocarbon analysis.
MACROFLORAL, POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, STARCH, AND PARASITE ANALYSIS OF THREE NINETEENTH CENTURY PRIVIES LOCATED AT SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY; SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA (2007)
Twenty-seven samples from three privies (Features 6, 14 and 62) discovered at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, were submitted for archaeobotanic analyses. These three privies are associated with a German immigrant community that dated to the latter half of the nineteenth century. Each of the samples was analyzed for macrofloral remains, pollen, starch, and the presence or absence of parasites. One sample from each privy was also examined for phytoliths. The macrofloral,...
MACROFLORAL, POLLEN, PHYTOLlTH, AND PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS OF MATERIAL FROM FRANKTOWN CAVE, SITE 5DA272, COLORADO (2006)
Franktown Cave is a large rockshelter in Douglas County, Colorado, that experienced multiple occupations from at least the Middle Archaic through the Protohistoric periods. A large amount of material has been collected in the cave from five separate excavations dating to the 1940s, 1950s, and 1976 including chipped stone artifacts; ground stone; potsherds; perishable artifacts such as fiber, hide, bone, and wood; and ecofacts such as com, other plant remains, animal bone, shell, and wood. A...
A fragment of a steatite bowl was submitted for pollen, starch, and phytolith analysis, as well as for AMS radiocarbon dating. Establishing a date for this residue and vessel is critical to understanding the context of its use.
Site HjCl-9 (Uivak Point 1) is located in Labrador, Canada. This protohistoric spring/winter/fall settlement camp containing nine houses is thought to have been occupied in the seventeenth and/or eighteenth centuries. Two samples from a possible human coprolite sample, collected as organic fill under a sleeping platform in House 7, were examined for pollen, phytolith, parasites, and starch. These analyses will be used to provide information regarding the subsistence patterns of the early...
MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION OF POLLEN, PHYTOLlTH, AND STARCH REMOVED FROM POVERTY POINT OBJECTS, POVERTY POINT, LOUISIANA (2001)
Poverty Point Objects are "hand-molded backed clay cooking objects" (Gibson 1999:2). Because the area around Poverty Point contained few rocks, Poverty Point Objects are thought to have been used much like rocks that are heated and used to heat or boil foods in a container. Thirteen Poverty Point Objects and one steatite fragment were examined for pollen, phytoliths, and starches that might point to foods cooked using Poverty Point Objects as heat sources. In addition, two pollen samples...
PALEOCLIMATE AND PLANT UTILIZATION AS REFLECTED IN THE POLLEN ANALYSIS OF FOUR SITES IN THE CHUSKA VALLEY, NEW MEXICO (1977)
Pollen samples from four sites in the Chuska Valley have been analyzed to determine their pollen content. These sites, LA 12732, LA 12733, LA 12734, and LA 12735, were excavated as a part of a highway salvage project and are all within a 1/2 mile stretch along U. S. 666 north of Sheep Springs, New Mexico. The elevation of the area is 1789 meters (5870 feet) with the Chuska Mountains rising to the west and an extremely arid valley stretching eastward to the Chaco Wash. The vegetation at the sites...