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AMS RADIOCARBON DATE RESULTS ON BISON BONE FROM AYER POND, ORCAS ISLAND, WASHINGTON (2012)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Jennifer L.B. Milligan.

Two Bison antiquus bones, one small (female) and one large (male) metacarpal, from Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, Washington were submitted for radiocarbon dating. Both of these bones were permineralized and did not retain sufficient collagen for recovery and AMS radiocarbon dating. Therefore, a calf skull fragment (OP2B) recovered from a peat deposit at Ayer Pond was submitted (Table 1).


AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF VARIOUS BONES FROM PLEISTOCENE FAUNA (2012)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings.

Six bone fragments and/or bone cores were submitted to PaleoResearch Institute for AMS radiocarbon dating.


Archaeological Survey of the Mead to Phoenix 500kV Direct Current Transmission Line, Preferred Alternative, Volume I, Final Report (1986)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Donald R. Keller.

The 243-mile preferred alignment of the proposed Mead to Phoenix ±500kV direct current transmission system was surveyed for archaeological resources by the Museum of Northern Arizona in the spring of 1984. Fifty-eight archaeological sites were identified on the alignment, plus 10 historic routes in areas crossed by the alignment. Seventeen of the sites are historic, dating from the 1860s to World War II. Forty-one prehistoric sites range in age from the late Archaic through the Ceramic period to...


The archaeology of Beringia (1981)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Frederick Hadleigh. West.

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The archaeology of Beringia (1981)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Frederick Hadleigh. West.

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The Archaeology of Nelson Basin and Adjacent Areas, Fort Irwin, San Bernardino County, CA (1993)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mark E. Basgall. D. Jones. L. Glover. M. C. Hall. C. Hunter. T. Origer. M. Waters. P. Bouey. B. Wickstrom. T. Jackson.

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An Archeological Overview and Assessment of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Spencer County, Indiana (1996)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jeffrey G. Mauck.

During 1994 and 1995 Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. undertook an archeological overview and assessment of the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Spencer County, Indiana. This resulting study was designed to provide a regional context and summary description of all known cultural resources within the Memorial. The overview and assessment included a review of past archeological research on Memorial lands and a comprehensive search for pertinent documentary records. The results of this research...


AVENUE OF THE SAINTS, MISSOURI: SUMMARY OF CLIMATE MODELS AND PALEOENVIRONMENT USING STRATIGRAPHIC POLLEN AND PHYTOLITH RECORDS (2010)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Chad Yost. R.A. Varney. Akos Peto.

Sediment samples, collected from stratigraphic columns from three sites (23Ck57, 23Ck302, and 23Le174), were examined for pollen and phytoliths to provide information concerning the paleoenvironment along the Avenue of the Saints corridor in northeastern Missouri. The time periods represented by these stratigraphic samples include the Late Pleistocene at the base of 23Ck57, the Middle Holocene (6300-5500 BP) at 23Le174, and approximately 3510-2550 BP at 23Ck302. The samples 23Ck57 and 23Le174...


Early Hominin Paleoecology (2013)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Chelsea Walter

An introduction to the multidisciplinary field of hominin paleoecology for advanced undergraduate students and beginning graduate students, Early Hominin Paleoecology offers an up-to-date review of the relevant literature, exploring new research and synthesizing old and new ideas. Recent advances in the field and the laboratory are not only improving our understanding of human evolution but are also transforming it. Given the increasing specialization of the individual fields of study in...


EXAMINATION OF ORGANIC MATERIAL FROM MULTIPLE BLACK MAT DEPOSITS IN THE UPPER LAS VEGAS WASH, NEVADA (2010)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

A total of seven bulk samples of organic material from black mat deposits in the Upper Las Vegas Wash, Nevada, were floated to recover organic fragments suitable for radiocarbon analysis. The black mat deposits are associated with late Pleistocene paleo-spring sediments. Botanic components and detrital charcoal were identified, and potentially radiocarbon datable material was separated. A single charcoal sample also was submitted for identification.


EXAMINATION OF SEDIMENTS FROM B. F. SISK DAM, CENTRAL CALIFORNIA FOR POLLEN, PHYTOLITHS, AND DIATOMS TO IDENTIFY PROBABLE AGE OF THE DEPOSITS (2009)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Barbara Winsborough. R.A. Varney.

Five sediment samples collected from B.F. Sisk Dam in central California, approximately 12 km west of Los Banos, were examined to recover pollen, phytoliths, and diatoms. These sediments were recovered from the downstream toe of the dam near the former junction of San Luis and Cottonwood Creeks. These samples are believed to represent the Plio-Pleistocene Tulare Formation and possibly the Corcoran Clay, one of the uppermost units within the Tulare. Analysis was conducted in an effort to verify...


From Big Game Hunter to Forager on the Northwestern Plains Smithsonian Institution / River Basin Survey (1967)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Oscar L. Mallory.

In earlier issues of Progress the gains in knowledge of the village dwellers of the Missouri River have been discussed and described. For this report attention will be directed to the earlier, technologically less sophisticated, hunter and gatherers who inhabited the Plains from about 2,000-7,000 years ago. This document contains a brief overview of those who inhabited the Plains and calls for a full investigation of the mountain refuge hypothesis.


Geomorphology in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways: Observations and Opportunities (1980)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Roger T. Saucier.

During the period 10 to 13 September 1980, the writer was afforded the opportunity of a brief reconnaissance of portions of the Ozark River Hays in Shannon County, Missouri. Physiographic features, often in association with archeological sites, were pointed out and discussed by personnel of the Midwest Archeological Center, National Park Service, and the Southeast Missouri Field Station, Southwest Missouri State University, at the Akers Ferry, Pulltite, Round Spring, Alley Spring, Owls Bend,...


The Grundel mastodon (1966)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Maurice Goldsmith Mehl.

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The Late Pleistocene Faunal Sequence at Big Bone Lick, Kentucky (1963)
DOCUMENT Citation Only C. Bertrand Schultz.

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The occurrence of the fossil remains of Pleistocene vertebrates in the caves of Barren County, Kentucky (1934)
DOCUMENT Citation Only William S. (William Snyder) Webb. W. D. (William Delbert) Funkhouser.

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Ochre Use in Middle Stone Age East and Central Africa
PROJECT The George Washington University. Andrew Zipkin. Alison Brooks.

Symbolism, including language, is widely viewed as an essential element of modern human behavior. Documenting the evolutionary origins of such behavior, however, has proven difficult. Ochre pigments (iron oxides) form a major part of the evidence used to interpret when humans began communicating through symbols. Excavations at Olorgesailie, Kenya; Karonga, Malawi; and Twin Rivers, Zambia have yielded ochre artifacts that may indicate very early occurrences of symbolism. Yet mineral pigments may...


Phytolith Analysis of Samples from Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota (1980)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Susan Collins. George Rapp, Jr.. John A. Gifford. Dennis Rondine. Margaret Thompson.

Seventy-six plant samples and forty sediment samples from voyageurs National Park were analyzed for phytoliths. Leaf, stem, root, inflorescence, and where possible, seed phytoliths were extracted from each plant sample as a key against which sediment phytoliths could be compared. All phytoliths were examined by light microscopy using a research petrographic microscope equipped with a Nomarski Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) system. Some phytoliths were also studied using a Scanning...


POLLEN ANALYSIS OF A SAMPLE FROM THE SIBLEY SITE 1, SQUAW BAY, ONTARIO, CANADA (2018)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings.

One sediment sample from a 50 mm diameter core sample taken from the Sibley Site 1, Squaw Bay, Ontario, was collected and submitted for pollen analysis. The core exhibited rhythmic clay with visible dark and light bands. A portion of the core was AMS radiocarbon dated, producing an age of 13,800 ± 60 14C BP (Fred Dean, personal communication, September 6, 2018). The sample was submitted to identify the local vegetation around Lake Superior during the late Pleistocene.


POLLEN AND PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS FOR THE BLACKLOG NARROWS MITIGATION, PENNSYLVANIA (2009)
DOCUMENT Full-Text R.A. Varney. Chad Yost. Linda Scott Cummings.

Five stratigraphic sediment samples from two locations at the Blacklog Narrows, Aughwick Watershed, Cromwell Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania were submitted for pollen and phytolith analysis to help determine vegetation and climate change. The older deposits represent Pleistocene deposits more than 29,000 radiocarbon years old, while the younger set represents Holocene deposits.


POLLEN AND PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS OF COPROLITE SAMPLES FROM YAKUTIA, RUSSIA AND THE PONTATOC RIDGE SHELTER, ARIZONA, USA (2018)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings.

Dung from locations in Arizona and Russia were submitted for pollen and phytolith analysis. Pontatoc Ridge Shelter exhibited a surface mat dating approximately 14,000 yr BP. Dung recovered from a pica nest in permafrost in association with Pleistocene-age mammals such as mammoth and rhino. Analysis of microscopic remains (pollen and phytoliths) was undertaken to identify local vegetation at the time each of these dung deposits accumulated.


POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, AND PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS AT SITES 48YE697 AND 48YE701, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING (1994)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Linda Scott Cummings. Rosa Maria Albert.

A stratigraphic column from Site 48YE697 on the north shore of Yellowstone Lake was sampled for pollen and phytoliths. This column sequence is believed to represent the entire Holocene, with bottom samples possibly representing the Holocene-Pleistocene transition. A soil sample from beneath a butchered bison skull with a radiocarbon date of 800 + 60 BP also was sampled for pollen and phytoliths. Pollen and phytolith analyses of these column and soil samples are used to address questions...


Preliminary Appraisal of the Archeological Resources of Onion Flat, Soral Creek, and Raft Lake Reservoirs, Big Horn River Basin, Fremont County, Wyoming (1949)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Richard P. Wheeler.

Archeological Investigations of the proposed Onion Flat, Soral Creek, and Raft Lake reservoirs, in the Big Horn River Basin, Fremont County, Wyoming, were made in June and July, 1949, by the Missouri River Basin Survey, Smithsonian Institution, The reservoirs are irrigation projects of the Bureau of Reclamation (see map accompanying this report), The surveys, made in accord with the memorandum of understanding between the Smithsonian Institution and the National Park Service, were undertaken in...