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PaleoResearch Institute was formed to conduct archaeobotanic research in a contract setting, leading the industry in innovation, analysis, and interpretation of the past. Our goals are to maintain excellence in extraction, identification, and analysis of the materials we work with, to promote excellence in the interpretation of those materials and in reports, and to promote development and use of state-of-the-art techniques for the analysis and interpretation of archaeobotanic records. Work conducted in a contract setting is particularly subject to time and budget constraints, so the above must be accomplished in a timely manner.

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  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AND CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION OF SAMPLES FROM SITES 35LK2736, 7PC, 13DJ, 14GP2, 14GP1, AND 8USA IN THE FORT ROCK BASIN, OREGON (1997)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Laura Ruggiero.

    Sediment samples collected from 1997 University of Oregon summer field school excavations in the Fort Rock Basin at Sites 35LK2736, 1028-7PC, 1028-13DJ, 1028-14GP1, 1028-14GP2, and 1028-8USA were floated to recover charred macrofloral remains. Charcoal from these sites also was identified. Site 35LK2736 is located on the shore of Silver Lake, and diagnostic artifacts suggest that the site was occupied periodically throughout prehistory. The presence of large boulder house rings suggest...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AND CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION OF SAMPLES FROM THE GOVERNMENT CREEK SITE, 38BI135, NORTH DAKOTA (2010)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Chad Yost.

    Fill from a hearth exposed in a cutbank at the Government Creek site (32BI135) in western North Dakota was floated to recover macrofloral remains. Eight charcoal fragments picked from the hearth fill during excavation also were submitted for identification. This site represents a small, short-term, single component occupation on the north side of Government Creek possibly used as a bone grease processing location. Macrofloral analysis provides information concerning plant resources utilized by...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AND CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION OF SEDIMENT SAMPLES FROM THE WASATCH FAULT ZONE, JUAB AND SANPETE COUNTIES, UTAH (2018)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Peter Kováčik.

    The Skinner Peaks South and Hells Kitchen South trench sites are situated across the Wasatch fault in Juab and Sanpete Counties, Utah. Both sites are located above the Lake Bonneville highstand elevation (Adam Hiscock, personal communication January 29, 2018). Two charcoal and 13 bulk soil samples were submitted for macrofloral analysis to recover and identify charcoal and charred botanic remains suitable for radiocarbon age determination.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AND CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION OF SOUTH FORK OGDEN RIVER SAMPLES (1994)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Samples from sediments along the South Fork of the Ogden River in northern Utah were examined for charcoal and macrofloral remains. Bulk soil samples were floated to concentrate organics and charcoal. Charcoal and plant remains were identified in order to determine what types of trees/shrubs were represented, as well as to identify types of remains used for radiocarbon dating.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AND FTIR ANALYSIS FOR SAMPLES FROM THE PAISLEY CAVES, OREGON (2009)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Melissa K. Logan.

    Samples from the Paisley Caves, Oregon, were submitted for Organic Residue (FTIR) and Macrofloral analyses.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AND RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF A SAMPLE FROM SITE LA 181607, HARDING COUNTY, NEW MEXICO (2018)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings.

    Site LA 181607 is located near Roy in Harding County, New Mexico. The site is enclosed by tipi rings associated with nomadic plains groups and is located on a gentle sloping southeast-facing terrace. Alamocita Creek is situated to the southeast below the terrace, while an arroyo to the east separates Sites LA 181607 and LA 181608. One sediment sample was submitted for macrofloral and radiocarbon age determination.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS ASSOCIATED WITH LATTE STONES, NAVMAG, GUAM (1994)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Kathryn Puseman.

    Three macrofloral samples were examined from different areas in the U.S. Naval Magazine on Guam. Two samples were collected near the base of Latte stones at the Dobo Site and the LaQuet complex. These sites probably date to the Protohistoric period (AD 1100-1521). The third sample was collected from a small utilized shelter in the Maemong River complex. Utilization of this temporary shelter probably also dates to the Protohistoric period. Macrofloral analysis was requested to identify evidence...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT 48CR4419, A LATE PREHISTORIC HOUSEPIT IN CARBON COUNTY, WYOMING (1989)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. PaleoResearch Institute.

    Macrofloral samples were collected from features within a housepit, as well as isolated locations outside the housepit, to analyze for information relating to subsistence activities at the site. Charred seeds were visible. Three distinct clusters of housepits were noted in this area, and a single housepit was selected for excavation. Two occupations are indicated for the housepit; 1200 BP (Component 1) and a later reuse (Component 2) of the structure.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT 48S1014381 , SOUTHWESTERN WYOMING (1982)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda J. Scott. PaleoResearch Institute.

    Six soil samples from site 48SW4381 were submitted from Western Wyoming College for flotation and macrofloral analysis to study subsistence at this site. These samples were taken from the fills of six features at the site in an effort to identify any plants that may have been utilized.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT 48SU1087 (1990)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings.

    Five flotation samples representing feature fill were analyzed for macrofloral remains from 48SU1087. This analysis was undertaken to recover any evidence of subsistence activities at the site.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT 48SW14020, CENTRAL WYOMING (2002)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Fill from a shallow hearth at 48SW14020 was floated to recover macrofloral remains. This feature yielded an uncalibrated radiocarbon age of 4670 ± 60 BP, indicating an Archaic occupation. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources processed in this hearth.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT CA-SBA-59, SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA (2002)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Eight samples recovered during monitoring at site CA-SBA-59 in Santa Barbara, California, were floated to recover macrofloral remains. Recent radiocarbon dates reflect Middle Holocene prehistoric site occupation. Macrofloral analysis will be used to provide information concerning plant resources utilized by the site occupants.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT CA-YUB-1157, SACRAMENTO VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (2001)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Two macrofloral samples were excavated from CA-YUB-1157 in the Sacramento Valley, California. One sample was collected from an excavation unit that contained prehistoric cultural material, while the other sample was recovered from a large, abandoned stream channel. Historic material was noted in the upper levels of the site. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide environmental and prehistoric subsistence information.

  • Macrofloral Analysis at Eight Sites Along Navajo Route 474(4), Sandoval County, New Mexico (1999)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Linda Scott Cummings.

    Samples from eight archaeological sites along Navajo Route 474(4) in Sandoval County, New Mexico, were floated to recover macrofloral remains. Three botanic samples also were examined. These sites represent prehistoric Archaic or Basketmaker II occupations, Pueblo III, and historic Navajo sites. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources that were utilized by the various occupants of the sites. Macrofloral analysis will assist in addressing the research...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT HELL'S HALF ACRE COUNTY PARK, SITE 48NA564, WYOMING (2007)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Seven macrofloral samples and one charcoal sample were recovered from four features at Hell's Half Acre County Park, site 48NA564, in central Wyoming. This site is a multicomponent, stratified site with several exposures of bison bone and hearth remnants in terrace cut banks. The four features examined yielded radiocarbon ages ranging from 2730 ± 70 BP to 1320 ± 80 BP. Macrofloral analysis will be used to provide subsistence information concerning plant resources utilized by the occupants...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT HELL’S HALF ACRE COUNTY PARK, SITE 48NA564, WYOMING (2007)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Seven macrofloral samples and one charcoal sample were recovered from four features at Hell’s Half Acre County Park, site 48NA564, in central Wyoming. This site is a multicomponent, stratified site with several exposures of bison bone and hearth remnants in terrace cut banks. The four features examined yielded radiocarbon ages ranging from 2730 ± 70 BP to 1320 ± 80 BP. Macrofloral analysis will be used to provide subsistence information concerning plant resources utilized by the occupants...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT LA 12955: A PIlI SITE SOUTHWEST OF FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO (1985)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text LInda J. Scott. PaleoResearch Institute.

    Site LA 12955 is comprised of two separate architectural masses, including a four room unit with associated kiva, and a two room unit. Located in the San Juan River Valley near Fruitland, New Mexico, this Anasazi site appears to have been inhabited between 1150 and 1250 AD (Beal, personal communication, September 1985). Agriculture was presumably practiced along the San Juan River to the north. Eight macrofloral or flotation samples were taken from several features at this site to...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT LA9093: A RED MESA SITE NEAR GALLUP, NEW MEXICO (1984)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda J. Scott. PaleoResearch Institute.

    LA 9093 is a classic Red Mesa site dating to AD 975. The site is located in the bajada along the Puerco River northeast of Gallup, New Mexico, and consists of several pithouses, a roomblock, and numerous pits and firepits. Macrofloral samples were taken from several firepits, processing pits, storage pits, and other locations within the site for the purpose of identifying a portion of the subsistence base. Bio-cultural remains, such as seeds, charcoal, and other plant parts, are separated...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT MOBILE TIP TOP SITE IN GREEN RIVER BASIN, WYOMING (1991)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Four hearths at Mobile Tip Top Site were sampled for macrofloral remains. Radiocarbon dates place use of these hearths in the Early Pre-historic, at approximately 4630 to 4470 BP. Macrofloral analysis of the fill of these hearths is used to address subsistence activities at this site.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT NINE SITES FOR THE PGT-PG&E PIPELINE EXPANSION PROJECT, OREGON (1993)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Samples from nine sites for the PGT-PG&E Pipeline Expansion Project in northern and central Oregon were examined for macrofloral remains. Charred macrofloral remains recovered from the archaeological sites will provide information concerning resources available to and utilized by the prehistoric (and some historic) occupants of the site, will aid in providing evidence for the interpretation of subsistence, feature function and season of use. In addition to general questions concerning...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT ROCKSHELTER SITE 42IN1342, UTAH (1999)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Three soil samples from intact cultural deposits at rockshelter site 42IN1342 in the Camp Creek drainage of Zion National Park, Utah, were floated to recover macrofloral remains. The prehistoric deposits within the rockshelter have been severely disturbed by looting; however, intact prehistoric cultural deposits were noted beneath the looters back dirt pile and in an undisturbed cutbank just outside the rockshelter. Lithic artifacts recovered from the site suggest a Parowan Fremont...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE 24YE356, MONTANA (2003)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Fill from two hearths at site 24YE356 in southem Wyoming were examined for macrofloral remains. Conventional radiocarbon dates of 1310 ± 60 BP and 1620 ± 60 BP from these two hearths indicate Late Prehistoric use of the area. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources utilized by the site occupants.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE 26EK6902, NEVADA (2002)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Samples from three excavation units at site 26EK6902 in northeast Nevada were floated to recover charred macrofloral remains that would provide information concerning plant resources utilized by the occupants of this site. The site consists of a prehistoric lithic scatter/camp and an historic period trash scatter. Previous excavations of the prehistoric component yielded a variety of artifacts including reduction flakes, four bifaces, two hammerstones, seven core fragments, two grinding...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE 32NM212, PENNSYLVANIA (1996)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Two soil samples from pit features at Site 32NM212 in eastern Pennsylvania were floated to recover charred macrofloral remains. The area contains both Archaic and Late Woodland components, and charcoal from the pit features samples was separated for radiocarbon dating. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning possible plant resources that may have been utilized by the occupants of this site.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE 41SR392, STARR COUNTY, TEXAS (2008)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Multiple fill samples from possible hearth features at site 41SR392 were floated to recover macrofloral remains. Eight individual charcoal samples also were submitted for identification. This site is located along the Rio Grande in Starr County, southern Texas, and is believed to represent a Late Archaic occupation (5500-1500 BP). Macrofloral analysis will be used to provide subsistence information concerning plant resources utilized by the prehistoric occupants of this site.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE 48BH1840 (1997)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    The fill from 14 features at Site 48BH1840 in north-central Wyoming was floated to recover charred macrofloral remains. This site is a plant processing site, and the samples features include roasting pits, rock-filled basins, and shallow basins. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plants that may have been processed at this site.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE 48CA 1366, CAMPBELL COUNTY, WYOMING (1998)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Kathryn Puseman. Laura Ruggiero.

    Seventeen soil samples were floated and the macrofloral remains examined from Site 48CA 1366 to identify subsistence activities at this site. Features included primary hearths, roasting pits, charcoal stains, a sheet midden, and features exhibiting no evidence of burning.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE 48CR5014 IN THE GREAT DIVIDE BASIN, WYOMING (1991)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Six hearths at Site 48CR5014 were sampled for macrofloral remains. Radiocarbon dates suggest that Site 48CR5014 is a multicxaiponent site, and place use of these hearths at different times during the Late Archaic to the Late Pre historic, approximately 2240 to 1220 BP. Macrofloral analysis of the fill of these hearths is used to address subsistence activities at this site.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE 48CR5528, WYOMING (1998)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Samples from Site 48CR5528 in south-central Wyoming represent remains picked from the floated fill of features. Radiocarbon dates obtained from charcoal and bulk soil suggest that this site experienced multiple occupations, including Archaic and Late Prehistoric. Remains were identified to determine possible plants that might have been processed in the features.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE 48FR434, FRONTIER COUNTY, WYOMING (1990)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings.

    Twenty-seven Late Prehistoric features were examined for macrofloral retains from 48FR434, located at the southern end of the Wind River Mountains in central Wyoming. Most radiocarbon ages returned for these features cluster between 1060 and 1610 BP. Macrofloral analysis of these features was undertaken to identify evidence of processing or utilization of vegetal foods or materials by occupants of this site throughout the time period represented.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE 48FR4713, CENTRAL WYOMING (2002)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Fill from a small hearth at 48FR4713 in central Wyoming was floated to recover macrofloral remains. This feature yielded a conventional radiocarbon age of 1250 ± 70 BP, indicating a Late Prehistoric occupation. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources processed in this hearth.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE 48SU4435, WYOMING (2002)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Samples from the fill of four hearth features at site 48SU4435 in southwestern Wyoming were floated to recover macrofloral remains. This site is a prehistoric camp containing hearth features, lithic debris, fire-cracked rock, and bone fragments. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources that might have been processed in the hearths and woods burned as fuel.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE 5EP211, COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO (2005)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Peter J. Gleichman.

    Three soil samples from two possible hearths and one cobble-filled hearth discovered during recent excavations at prehistoric site 5EP211 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, were floated to recover macrofloral remains. In addition, two fragments of charred wood posts were submitted for identification. Site 5EP211 is a small open camp located along Interstate 25 (I-25) that might be the remnant of a much larger site that has subsequently been destroyed. Radiocarbon dates obtained from charcoal,...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE 5LA10929 IN THE PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, SOUTHEAST COLORADO (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Two samples from the lower 20 cm of fill from a partly deflated hearth/roasting feature at site 5LA10929 were floated to recover macrofloral remains. This site was exposed in a modern road cut at the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS) in southeast Colorado. It is a multi-component sheltered camp with a sparse lithic scatter, rock art, and thermal features. Charcoal from the feature yielded radiocarbon ages of 1935 ± 120 and 1855 ± 95 BP, reflecting occupation during the Late Archaic/Developmental...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE 5MF4929, NORTHWEST COLORADO (2003)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Linda Scott Cummings.

    Three samples from the stratified fill from a large Middle Archaic pit at site 5MF4929 in northwest Colorado were examined for macrofloral remains. A single sample from the homogeneous fill of a small, shallow oxidized basin also was floated to recover macrofloral remains; however, the feature yielded a modern date of 118.71 ± 0.72 pmc (Beta-182157) and likely represents burned modern trash. These features were discovered during road construction activities for the Cobb State #1 access and...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE 5PA1764, ELEVEN MILE CANYON RESERVOIR, SOUTH PARK, COLORADO (2003)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    The fill from a lithic heat treating area, a hearth in the center of a stone circle and an exterior firepit at site 5PA1764 in central Colorado were examined for macrofloral remains. This site was examined as part of a proposed land exchange at Eleven Mile Canyon Reservoir in Park County. The site represents a small, short-term campsite believed to have been used for lithic reduction and heat treating of lithics. Three ceramic sherds and a conventional radiocarbon age of 470 ± 40 BP suggest...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE AZ BB:13:13, TUCSON, ARIZONA (1993)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Excavations in the courtyard area of the modern Pima County Courthouse in downtown Tucson, Arizona, uncovered historic components that possibly date to the Spanish Presidio era, about 1783-1860 AD. An adobe brick from a wall remnant believed to represent the Spanish Presidio was floated to recover macrofloral remains that would provide insight on possible plants found in the area when the brick was formed. Sanples from ash, privy, and trash features in the courtyard area probably represent...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE AZ K:13:6, ARIZONA (1999)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Laura Ruggiero.

    Samples associated with the lower of two clay floors at the Hennessy Butte site, AZ K:13:6, were floated to recover macrofloral remains. Samples were recovered from fill within a vessel, from burned or "fired" material below an unfired vessel, and from clay in direct contact with the lower floor. Charcoal from this site yielded a radiocarbon age of A.D. 414-644, and early brownware ceramics were recovered. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE CA-SBA-212, POINT PEDERNALES, CALIFORNIA (2002)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Samples from shell midden deposits at site CA-SBA-212 on Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, were floated to recover macrofloral remains. Radiocarbon dates from this site reflect occupation during the Middle and Late Periods, from 290 to 2130 cal B.P. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning subsistence activities at this site.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE CA-SBA-3607, VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA (2008)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Elizabeth Hickey. Kathryn Puseman.

    Twelve samples from the San Antonio Creek area located on Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, were floated to recover macrobotanical remains. The samples were collected during a geomorphological profiling of creek bank located within archaeological site CA-SBA- 3607. Macrofloral analysis will be used to identify plants used for subsistence at CA-SBA-3607 and paleoenvironmental conditions at the site.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE CA-SBA-530 ON VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (2001)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Sediment samples from midden deposits at Site CA-SBA-530 in southern California were floated to recover macrofloral remains. Six charred botanic samples from the midden deposits also were analyzed. Site CA-SBA-530 contains several midden deposits representing different occupations of the site. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources utilized by the various site occupants.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE CA-SBA-530, AN OPEN-AIR COASTAL SITE ON VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA (2003)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Linda Scott Cummings.

    Samples from excavation units at site CA-SBA-530 on Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, were floated to recover macrofloral remains. This site is an open-air coastal site. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources utilized by the prehistoric occupants in this area.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE CA-SBA-740, VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA (1999)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Samples from two units placed in midden deposits at site CA-SBA-740 on Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, were floated to recover macrofloral remains. This site contains a moderately dense midden with marine shell, bird and mammal bone, lithic debitage, groundstone, and fire affected rock. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources that might have been utilized by the site occupants.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE CA-SDI-10611B FOR THE ROBERTSON RANCH EAST MONITORING PROJECT, CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA (2007)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    The floated light fractions from nine features and one general midden sample were examined for macrofloral remains. These features were discovered at the Robertson Ranch East Monitoring Project at site CA-SDI-10611B in the City of Carlsbad, San Diego County, California. Samples were recovered from five roasting pits, two concentrations of fire-altered rock and charcoal located next to the roasting pits, and two small, shallow hearths. Multiple levels of fill were sampled in two of the...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE LA 32078, NEW MEXICO (2010)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Floated light fractions from features at site LA 32078 on the White Sands Missile Range in south-central New Mexico were examined for macrofloral remains. Individual botanic, charcoal, and wood samples from these features also were identified. This site is an Early Formative Period, Jornado Mogollon, Mesilla phase (A.D. 200-A.D. 1000) habitation site containing shallow hut-type structures, shallow and deep pit structures, a small hearth/thermal feature, large bell-shaped pits, one small and...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE P-48-000222, CALIFORNIA (2003)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Five soil samples from site P-48-000222 in Davis, California, were examined for macrofloral remains. This site is a prehistoric Patwin site on the University of California, Davis campus, that was occupied around A.D. 1550-1650. Samples were recovered from four excavation units that contained intact deposits of cultural materials, as well as from a large burned area not in direct association with the cultural deposits but was identified during monitoring of construction activity after site...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE SNMAS 645-2, SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO (2003)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Fill from an area of charcoal-stained sediment and fire-cracked limestone in the south side of a trench associated with the installation of an Agave Energy Corporation gas pipeline in southeast New Mexico was floated to recover macrofloral remains. The sampled area is believed to represent a mechanically disturbed ring midden. An undisturbed ring midden was found about 20 meters to the north of the sampled area. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE SRB234, RIO BLANCO COUNTY, NORTHWEST COLORADO (1994)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Five samples from four hearths at Site sRB234 in northwest Colorado were floated to recover macrofloral remains. This site was originally recorded as a rock art site. Macrofloral analysis is used to address questions of subsistence by recovering evidence of plants processed in the hearths. Charcoal samples also were sent for identification to determine wood burned as fuel.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITES 26CK1767, 26CK2451, AND 26CK5443 ALONG THE US 95 PROJECT CORRIDOR, CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA (1998)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Sediment samples from Sites 26CK1767, 26CK2451, and 26CK5443 were floated to recover macrofloral remains. These sites are part of the US 95 project in Las Vegas, Nevada. Site 26CK1767 is a prehistoric lithic and historic trash scatter in an abandoned lot. This site once had a free-flowing spring that is now capped. Site 26CK2451 is an historic house foundation that dates to the 1940s/1950s. This house may relate to Black Culture occupation. Site 26CK5443 is an historic trash dump with...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITES 32GT8, 32GT11, AND 32GT238 IN THE HEART BUTTE RESERVOIR RECREATION AREA, NORTH DAKOTA (2001)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Samples from sites 32GT8, 32GT11, and 32GT238 in southwestern North Dakota were examined for macrofloral remains. These sites are part of the Heart Butte Reservoir project area surrounding the Heart Butte dam and reservoir (Lake Tschida) in Grant County. The sites represent single component Plains Village occupations. One sample from 32GT11 and two samples from 32GT238 consist of the floated light fractions from shallow basin hearths in open campsite settings. The remaining 18 samples...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITES 46KA352 AND 46KA548, WEST VIRGINIA (2007)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Macrofloral samples were examined from features, post molds, and areas of unit fill uncovered during Phase III excavations at the Willow Bluff site (46Ka352) and the Holley Lawn site (46Ka548) in western West Virginia. These sites were excavated as part of the Marmet Lock Replacement Project. A total of 69 samples were examined from 46Ka352, representing late Early Archaic, Late Archaic, and Woodland occupations of the site. Site 46Ka548 is represented by eight samples from Late Archaic and...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITES 48NA986 AND 48NA2062, FOR THE AMERADA HESS PROJECT, WYOMING (1991)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Four sanples from three features at Site 48NA986 and three sanples from two features at Site 48NA2062 were sanpled for macrofloral remains. These two sites are part of the Amerada Hess Project in the Wind River Basin, Wyoming. Radiocarbon dates suggest that both sites are multiconponent sites arei place use of the features in these sites at different times during the Early Archaic to Late Archaic, approximately 5500 to 1640 BP. Macrofloral analysis is used to address subsistence activities...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITES CA-SBA-671 AND CA-SBA-677, VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA (1998)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Linda Scott Cummings. Laura Ruggiero.

    Soil samples and an asphaltum sample from Sites CA-SBA-671 and CA-SBA-677 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California were analyzed for macrofloral remains. These sites represent coastal dune bluff sites overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning possible plant resources that may have been utilized at these sites.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITES CA-SHA-126/H AND CA-SHA-2983, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (2001)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Three soil samples for macrofloral analysis and a wood sample for identification were examined from Sites Ca-Sha-726/H and Ca-Sha-2983. These sites are located near Lake Britton and the Pit River in Shasta County, northern California, which is within the ethnographic territory of the Ilmawi Band of Pit River Indians. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide subsistence information concerning plant resources utilized by the prehistoric occupants of these sites.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITES GC-1, GC-10, AND GC-34, BOLIVIA (2001)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Eight sediment samples from sites GC-1 , GC-10, and GC-34, Bolivia, were examined for macrofloral remains.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITES SW 431.54 (LA138977), SW 431.59 (LA138982) AND SW 431.60 (LA138983) ON THE LEE RANCH MINE, NORTHWEST NEW MEXICO (2004)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Cynthia Adkins.

    A total of 15 floated light fractions from sites SW 431.54 (LA138977), SW 431.59 (LA138982) and SW 431.60 (LA138983) on the Lee Ranch Mine in northwest New Mexico were examined for macrofloral remains. These samples represent a Late Archaic/Basketmaker midden area in front of a rockshelter and two thermal features (431.54), a historic ash dump/midden area with associated thermal features (431.59), and a Middle Archaic San Jose thermal feature (431.60). Macrofloral analysis is used to provide...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SIX SITES IN THE SUBSURFACE HEATING EFFECTS STUDY AT BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT, NEW MEXICO (1998)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Laura Ruggiero.

    Sediment samples from six sites in Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico, were floated to recover macrofloral remains as part of the Subsurface Heating Effects Study. The main purpose of this project was to determine the effects of fires on archaeological material. Saint Peter's Dome Fire of 1996 burned a total of 16,516 acres in northern New Mexico, including 4,779 acres in Bandelier National Monument. Of the six sites examined, four were burned in the 1996 Dome Fire, one was burned...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SW 431.44 (LA 121773), SW 431.46 (LA 121775), SW 431.119 (LA120595), AND SW 165-301 (LA65403) FOR THE LEE RANCH COAL COMPANY MITIGATION PROJECT, NEW MEXICO (2001)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Soil samples from SW 431.44 (LA121773), SW 431.46 (LA121775), SW 431.119 (LA120595), and SW 165-301 (LA65403) on the Lee Ranch Mine in McKinley County, New Mexico, were floated to recover macrofloral remains. These sites represent limited use areas consisting mainly of artifact scatters with a few subsurface features. Macrofloral analysis can provide information concerning diet, past subsistence activities, seasonality of occupation, feature function, site function, site occupation...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SWORDFISH CAVE, SITE CA-SBA-503, CALIFORNIA (1999)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Laura Ruggiero.

    Sediment samples from Swordfish Cave (CA-SBA-503) on Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, were floated to recover macrofloral remains. Two botanic samples also were sent for identification. This site represents a cave in a small sandstone outcrop with rock art panels both inside and outside the cave. A swordfish painted in black on top of a red oval is noted to be typical of Chumash illustrations. Radiocarbon dates suggest that this cave experienced several use episodes, including Early Period...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SWORDFISH CAVE, SITE CA-SBA-503, CALIFORNIA (2003)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Six samples from various levels of fill in two units at Swordfish Cave (CA-SBA-503) on Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, were floated to recover macrofloral remains. This site represents a cave in a small sandstone outcrop with rock art panels both inside and outside the cave. A swordfish painted in black on top of a red oval is noted to be typical of chumash illustrations. This cave experienced several use episodes during the late and terminal Early Period and the beginning of the...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE "STAMPFLI SITE," PLUMAS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (2004)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    A single sample from a possible midden deposit near the center of the "Stampfli Site" in Plumas County, northern California, was examined for macrofloral remains. This site is located in the southern portion of Indian Valley, which was previously marshy. Today, the valley floor has been selectively dried by channeling water for farming and ranching, while the margins have been developed for rural residences. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources that...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE ALISO JUNCTION EARTH OVEN SITE, FS NO. 05-01-55-159, CALIFORNIA (2005)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Jaime Dexter.

    The Aliso Junction Earth Oven Site (FS No. 05-01-55-159), located on a creek terrace at the junction of Aliso Creek and a seasonal unnamed creek, is situated in Aliso Canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California. The site is thought to have been inhabited at the time of historic contact by the Tatavium, a little known Native California culture group who probably spoke a Serran language of the Takic branch of Northern Uto-Axtecan linguistic family. The site consists of three...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE CAWALIVANO SITE (12PE929), PERRY COUNTY, INDIANA (1996)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Linda Scott Cummings.

    A total of 98 soil samples from arbitrary levels in 2-m x 2-m units and from features in the southeast portion of Site 12PE929, the Cawalivano site, in Perry County, Indiana, were examined for macrofloral remains. This area of the site contains two primary cultural horizons, representing Middle Archaic and Late Archaic occupations. Archaeological investigation at this site provides a unique opportunity to study early prehistoric lifeways in the Ohio Valley, particularly how groups utilized...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE COMB WASH GREAT HOUSE, SITE 42SA24756, SOUTHEAST UTAH (2005)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Jaime Dexter.

    Three flotation samples and twelve botanic samples were examined from the Comb Wash Great House, site 42Sa24756, in southeast Utah. This post-Chaco era house was built like other Pueblo III pueblos; however, it has a prominent location surrounded by a community of small sites like other Chacoan great houses. Macrofloral and botanic samples were recovered from a room in the Great House (Feature 14) filled with a large, complex trash deposit/midden. These samples will be compared with...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE COMBAR ROAD SITES, VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA (2003)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Linda Scott Cummings.

    Samples from excavation units at the Combar Road sites (CA-SBA-756, -757, and 772) on Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, were floated to recover macrofloral remains. Individual botanic samples from sites CA-SBA-755 and CA-SBA-756 also were submitted for identification. The Combar Road sites are located on a ridgeline within a mile of the coast and are believed to date to the early Holocene. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources utilized by the...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE COPPERTON TOWNSITE, 48CR1210, IN SOUTHERN WYOMING (1991)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    INTRODUCTION Eight samples from Feature 3, a privy pit at the Copperton Townsite, 48CR1210, were analyzed for macrofloral remains. The townsite is situated in the Sierra Madre Mountains of southern Wyoming. The town was occupied from approximately 1910 to 1916 and functioned as a supply center for local mines. Macrofloral analysis is used as evidence of historical diet.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE CROWELL RESERVOIR, FOARD COUNTY, TEXAS (1995)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Twelve soil samples from Sites 41FD12, 41FD44, 41FD46, 41FD141, and 41FD168 in northwestern Texas were floated to recover charred macrofloral remains. These sites are located within the proposed Crowell Reservoir, a part of the Red River Chloride Control Project in Foard County, Texas. Sites 41FD12, 41FD46, and 41FD141 are considered to be eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE FLOWER HILL SITE, PHASE I AND III, NISKAYUNA, NEW YORK (2007)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Jaime Dexter.

    Three macrofloral samples were collected from the fill of two basin-shaped pits and a large thermal feature during Phase I investigations at the Flower Hill Site in Schenectady County, New York. Archaeological investigations were undertaken due to proposed subdivision construction in the town of Niskayuna. Recovery of one Lamoka-type projectile point suggests that the site represents a Late Archaic Lamoka Phase occupation of the area. Additional samples from these three features, as well as...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE GIBBON SPRINGS SITE, AZ BB:9:50 (ASM) , ARIZONA (1994)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Samples from several features at the Gibbon Springs Site, AZ BB:9:50 (ASM) , in the Tucson Basin were examined for macrofloral remains. Based on ceramic types present, the site appears to have been a village occupied for a short time during the early Tanque Verde phase of the Classic period. The site is believed to have been occupied for about 50 to 100 years and dates to around A.D. 1170. This prehistoric village was dominated by a central compound with several outlying house clusters or...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE LAMBERT SITE, 3CW674, CRAWFORD COUNTY, ARKANSAS (1993)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Samples from various features at the late nineteenth/early twentieth century Lambert farmstead site in Mountainburg, Crawford County, Arkansas, were examined for macrofloral remains. This site was occupied by the Lambert family from roughly the 1930s to the 1940s. Features at the site include a three-room main house, a smaller "guest house", a possible smoker/evaporator, a shed/kitchen annex, a root cellar/barn, an animal pen, a stone table/well, a privy, a trash pit, a sheet midden, and...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE LEAKE SITE, 9BR663, GEORGIA (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    The floated light and heavy fractions from two test unit levels in a midden at the Leake site, 9BR663, in Cartersville, Georgia, were submitted for identification of macrofloral remains. This site represents a large Middle Woodland ceremonial mound center dating from about 390 Be to 650 AD. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources utilized by the Middle Woodland occupants of this site. Additional pollen and macrofloral samples from this site are...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE LEAKE SITE, 9BR663, GEORGIA (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Jaime Dexter.

    The floated light and heavy fractions from two test unit levels in a midden at the Leake site, 9BR663, in Cartersville, Georgia, were submitted for identification of macrofloral remains. This site represents a large Middle Woodland ceremonial mound center dating from about 390 BC to 650 AD. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources utilized by the Middle Woodland occupants of this site. Additional pollen and macrofloral samples from this site are...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE MALIN CREEK FISHING HOLE SITE, 24YE353, MONTANA (2002)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Eight samples from site 24YE353 on the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park, Montana, were floated to recover charred macrofloral remains. These samples represent three basin-shaped hearths and two concentrations of fire-cracked rock surrounded by flat river cobbles found on a living surface. Lithic artifacts were found from 0 to 40 cm below the surface, and Avonlea (A.D. 250-1000), Pelican Lake (1000 B.C. to A.D. 200), and McKean (3500-1000 B.C.) points were mixed throughout the...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE PLAIN VIEW SITE, 42WS1809, SOUTHWEST UTAH (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Jaime Dexter.

    Samples from a shallow living surface and a storage cist at the Plain View Site, 42Ws1809, were analyzed for macrofloral remains. This site represents a late Pueblo I period site in Washington County, southwest Utah, based on ceramic and radiocarbon dating. The site appears to have experienced at least two occupation episodes. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide subsistence information concerning plant resources utilized by the site occupants.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE RIFLE WICKIUP VILLAGE, SITE 5GF308, WESTERN COLORADO (2004)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Fill from the west half of a hearth in a Ute wickiup at the Rifle Wickiup Village, site 5GF308, was floated to recover charred macrofloral remains that would indicate plant resources processed in the hearth. A wood fragment believed to represent a fuel source also was submitted for identification. Site 5GF308 is located northeast of Rifle, Colorado. This site is reported to contain more than 60 structures, most of which are the remains of Ute wickiups.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE ROGERS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE, NEW YORK (2006)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    A total of eight macrofloral samples were recovered from seven possible features at the Rogers Archaeological Site near Sherburne, New York. Radiocarbon dates suggest Early to Late Woodland occupations. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide subsistence information concerning plant resources utilized by the various occupants of this site.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE SHOHOLA FLATS SITE, 36PI169, PENNSYLVANIA (1998)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Laura Ruggiero.

    Samples from resulting from Phase II excavations of hearth, pit, and postmold features at the Shohola Flatts site, 36PI169, along the Delaware River in northeast Pennsylvania were floated to recover macrofloral remains. This site is a multi-component open air site with occupations ranging from the Archaic through Proto Historic periods. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources that were utilized by the various occupants of this site.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE SHOHOLA FLATTS SITE, 36PI169, PENNSYLVANIA (1997)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Linda Scott Cummings.

    Six fill samples from hearth, pit, and posthole features at the Shohola Flatts site, 36P1169, along the Delaware River in northeast Pennsylvania were floated to recover macrofloral remains. This site is a multi-component open air site with occupations ranging from the Late Archaic to Terminal Archaic through Proto Historic periods. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plant resources that were utilized by the occupants of this site.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT TWO HISTORIC NAVAJO SITES IN NORTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO (1986)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda J. Scott. PaleoResearch Institute.

    Two sites (SJC-1320 and SJC-1322) located near Navajo Reservoir in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, were sampled for macrofloral remains. These historic Navajo sites are located in the traditional Navajo homeland of Dinetah. They contain evidence of several features, including a hearth and a bell-shaped roasting pit that contained human remains. Examination of the fill from the hearth and roasting pit burial at these two sites focuses on recovering subsistence data and data pertaining to...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT TWO SITES (M-11 AND M-12) IN THE WIND RIVER BASIN, WYOMING (1991)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings.

    Single hearths at 48FR2818 (M-11) and 48FR2819 (M-12) were sampled for macrofloral remains. Radiocarbon ages place use of these hearths at approx imately 1500 and 1230 BP. Macrofloral analysis of the fill of these hearths was designed to address subsistence activities at the sites.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT TWO SITES, 48NA986 AND 48NA2062, IN THE WIND RIVER BASIN, WYOMING (1991)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Two hearths from Site 48NA986 and one hearth from Site 48NA2062 were sampled for macrofloral remains. Radiocarbon dates suggest that Site 48NA986 is a multicranponent site and place use of these hearths at different times during the Middle Archaic to Late Archaic, approximately 4220 to 1640 BP. The radiocarbon date places use of the hearth at Site 48NA2062 in the Late Pre historic^at approximately 1170 BP. Macrofloral analysis of the fill from these hearths is used to address subsistence...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS FOR 48LN3453, SOUTHWESTERN WYOMING (1998)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Kathryn Puseman. Laura Ruggiero.

    Two features at site 48LN3453, a small camp located on a ridge between ephemeral tributaries of Slate Creek in southwestern Wyoming were sampled for macrofloral remains in an effort to identify plant processing activities that might have taken place.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS FOR SITE CA-SBA-1119, VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA (2004)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Cynthia Adkins. Linda Scott Cummings.

    Site CA-SBA-1119 is located on an alluvial terrace adjacent to Honda Creek, approximately 300 meters from the Pacific Ocean on South Vandenberg Air Force Base. A total of six samples were sent for identification and analysis. The flotation samples were taken from three occupation surfaces, which have been designated Feature 1, Feature 2, and Feature 3. Macrobotanical analysis could provide an assessment of plant resources used during each of the three occupations, provided these surfaces...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS FOR SITE CA-SBA-223/H LOMPOC LANDING, CALIFORNIA (2004)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Cynthia Adkins. Linda Scott Cummings.

    A total of 13 macrofloral soil samples and 2 previously 1/8 inch-screened macrofloral samples were collected from Site CA-SBA-223/H, which is a multicomponent prehistoric and historic site located on the coast of North Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. All samples were recovered from units testing the prehistoric component. Twelve soil samples were collected from undifferentiated (i.e., non-feature) site matrix from TEUs 1-6. One soil sample and two 1/8 inch screened samples were collected...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS FOR SITE CA-SBA-60 LAS VEGAS CREEK, CALIFORNIA (2004)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Cynthia Adkins.

    A total of three samples were sent for macrofloral analysis and identification from site CA-SBA-60. Site CA-SBA-60 lies along the northern fringe of the Goleta Slough, west of Santa Barbara, CA. This multicomponent prehistoric and historic site is believed to be the historic Chumash village of S'axpilil. The three samples from CA-SBA-60 were collected from a bank exposure along Las Vegas Creek, where intact site deposits are capped with approximately 0.8 meters of disturbed fill. The...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS FOR SITE LA 159158 LOCO HILLS, NEW MEXICO (2008)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Elizabeth Hickey.

    Five soil samples from site LA 159158 in the Loco Hills region of New Mexico were submitted for macrofloral analysis. The samples were excavated as part of an oil spill remediation project at Well Site RJ Unit 123 located on Bureau of Land Management land. Macrofloral analysis will be used to provide information concerning plant resources utilized by the prehistoric occupants of the area.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS FOR SITES 41LU35, 41LU27, 41LU87, 41TY113, 41LU36, HERRERA , 41TY114, LA6437, MACKENZIE PARK, 41TY115, 41LU1, HJDA, 41LU29, 41TY2, JONES STATION, CCC BRIDGE, 41LY52, 41LU43, 41LU74, AND 41LU119 ON THE SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS IN NORTHERN TEXAS (2004)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Cynthia Adkins. Linda Scott Cummings. Kathryn Puseman.

    A total of 283 botanic samples were submitted for analysis from 21 sites located in Yellowhouse Draw and Yellowhouse Canyon, Lubbock, Texas. The area is geologically stratified with five primary strata, four buried substrata, and one surface soil. Samples were recovered from stratigraphic sediments, although the sampling method is not known. It is generally accepted that for plant remains from prehistoric archaeological sites or stratigraphic deposits to be preserved, they must be carbonized....

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS FOR SITES CA-LAN-653, CA-LAN-3452, AND CA-LAN-3454 ON EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (2004)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Cynthia Adkins. Kathryn Puseman.

    Five macrofloral samples and one wood charcoal sample were analyzed from sites Ca-Lan-653, Ca-Lan-3452, and Ca-Lan-3454 located along the southern boundary of Edwards Air Force Base, Los Angeles County, California. These archaeological sites appear to date to the first millennium A.D. The five macrofloral samples are associated with cultural deposits. A single charcoal sample was recovered from a shallow basin-shaped concentration of charcoal. Macrofloral analysis is used to identify...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS FOR THE MEGA SITE, AZ 88:9:375 (ASM), PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONA (2004)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Cynthia Adkins. Linda Scott Cummings.

    Five samples from the fill of two roasting pits at the Mega site, AZ 88:9:375 (ASM), in Pima County, Arizona, were examined for macrofloral remains. The two roasting pits are visible on the site surface, which is covered with a light scatter of ceramic and lithic artifacts. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information on use of plant resources by the site occupants, in order to help address research questions concerning social and economic organization.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS FOR THE SITE 42WS3384, UTAH (2000)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Curtis Nepstad-Thornberry.

    Sediment from three hearths at 42WS3384 was floated to recover macrofloral remains. One botanic sample recovered near one of the hearths also was submitted for identification. This site is a small Southern Paiute on a mesa top above Sand Hollow. Macrofloral analysis will be used to provide information concerning plant resources utilized by the Southern Paiute occupants of the site.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS FROM A NINETEENTH CENTURY CHINATOWN, SITE CA-SCL-807/H, SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA (1999)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    Floated light and heavy fractions from two features at a nineteenth century Chinatown in San Jose, California, were examined for macrofloral remains. Botanic remains recovered during screening of sediment from these features also were submitted for identification. This Chinatown was occupied from 1887 to 1902, when it burned down. Features sampled from this site include a community dump (Feature 501) and a "roasting kettle" (Feature 502) that is similar to a large, open-top wooden-fired...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS FROM SITE 42UN1773, DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT, UTAH (1990)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings.

    Feature 4 front the floor of a pithouse at Site 42UN1773 was sampled for macrofloral remains. Fremont Uintah gray ceramics were found, indicating definite Fremont occupation of this site. A shell bead was found underneath a prepared floor that overlaid the feature, implying occupation after cleaning the pithouse out. Macrofloral analysis is used to address subsistence activities at this site.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS FROM SITE LA 128608, AN ISOLATED HEARTH LOCATED NEAR LOCO HILLS, SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO (2000)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Curtis Nepstad-Thornberry.

    A macrobotanical sample from site LA128608 was sent for analysis and identification. The site is an isolated hearth located near Loco Hills, New Mexico. The upper portion of the feature has likely been destroyed by road construction and subsequent vehicle traffic. Archaeologists sampled the entire hearth, which resulted in a sample encompassing 25 liters. A C-14 sample, extracted from the hearth, yielded a calibrated date ranging from BP 4,410 to 3,975. Depending on sample size, level of...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS FROM THE SAWS PROJECT, NEW MEXICO AND MACROFLORAL AND CHARCOAL ANALYSIS AT LA 75160 NEAR ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO (1990)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings.

    Macrofloral Analysis from the SAWS Project, New Mexico: Macrofloral samples were collected and analyzed from features at four sites and an isolated occurrence on the SAWS Project, located on the north west side of the Oscura Mountains in southeastern New Mexico. Analysis of charred remains from these features focused on recovery of interpretable evidence of subsistence activities. Macrofloral and Charcoal Analysis at LA 75160 near Roswell, New Mexico: Site LA 75160 is located...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS FROM THE TOOMES CREEK SITES, CA-TEH-34 AND CA-TEH-1332 (2000)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Curtis Nepstad-Thornberry.

    Samples from two sites, CA-TEH-34 and CA-TEH-1332, in the Sacramento Valley were examined for macrofloral remains. Both sites are representative of the Bend Complex, which represents a riverine-adapted group affiliated with the Tehama Pattern. These sites are located adjacent to Toomes Creek. CA-TEH-34 is situated along the north side of the creek; where as CA-TEH-1332 sits along the southern side of the creek. Macrofloral analysis was used to provide information regarding plant resources...

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF A CIRCULAR BASIN HEARTH AT SITE 5BL3440, DEVIL'S THUMB LAKE VALLEY, COLORADO (1992)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    One sample from a circular basin hearth at Site 5BL3440, west of Nederland, Colorado, was examined for macrofloral remains. Late Paleoindian projectile points were found at this site; however, the site is believed to be Early Archaic with an age of about 6000 years. Macrofloral analysis will identify types of wood burned as fuel, as well as provide possible subsistence information.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF A FIRE PIT IN DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT, COLORADO (1988)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. PaleoResearch Institute.

    A single fire pit in Dinosaur National Monument was excavated and 8.9 liters of fill floated for macrofloral analysis. This hearth yielded a radiocarbon age of 3500 ± 70 BP. Macrofloral analysis was conducted to determine whether the hearth contained any information concerning vegetal food processing.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF A HEARTH AT 48PA1082, WYOMING (1990)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings.

    A single small, basin-shaped, sandstone-filled hearth (Feature 2) was sampled for macrofloral remains at 48PA1082. Macrofloral analysis concentrated on identification of elements of the subsistence base and fuel.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF A POSSIBLE HEARTH AT FATUMAFUTI VILLAGE ON THE ISLAND OF TUTILA, AMERICAN SAMOA (2004)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Cynthia Adkins.

    One macrofloral sample was received from Pacific Legacy, Inc. for flotation and analysis. The sample was recovered from a possible hearth feature at a depth of 73-83 cmbs, located below the lower half of a burial. The contents of a hearth are examined using macrofloral analysis because it has the potential of identifying both fuel and any plants that might have been processed.

  • MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF A PRIVY DEPRESSION, FEATURE 24, AT SITE 24CA289 (1992)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

    One sample from Feature 24 at Site 24CA289 in western Montana was sampled for macrofloral remains. Feature 24 is a privy depression at the Morony Dam construction camp. The privy is in the part of the camp known as Ragtown, where at least fifteen construction workers and their families lived during dam construction (Mitzi Rossillon, personal communication, August 5, 1992). Macrofloral analysis of the privy fill will provide direct information concerning diet of the construction workers and...