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Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-049: Pollen Analysis - 1979

Author(s): Linda J. Scott

Year: 1982

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Pollen analysis of 10 prehistoric sites excavated during the 1979 field season of.the Dolores Archaeological Program (D.A.P.) was centered on three localities. Seven of the 10 sites were located in Sagehen Flats Locality, including one site which was represented by only a modern pollen sample. These sites date to the Sagehen, McPhee , and Sundial phases. Two sites in Grass Mesa Locality were selected for pollen analysis; they date to the Sagehen and McPhee phases. McPhee Pueblo (Site 5MT4475), located in Periman locality, was the remaining site selected for analysis; it dates to the McPhee Phase. Information concerning both the environment and potential economic base at these sites was sought. The environment of Sagehen Flats Locality appears to have remained relatively stable and was dominated primarily by Artemisia during the Sagehen, McPhee, and Sundial phases. The economic pollen record from these sites suggests that the cultigen Zea, and Cleome, which has been recorded as a utilized native plant, were consistent elements of the Anasazi potential resource base of this region.

Originally the information in this record was migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. In 2015, as part of its effort to improve tDAR content, the Center for Digital Antiquity uploaded a copy of the document and further improved the record metadata.

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Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-049: Pollen Analysis - 1979. Linda J. Scott. Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports. Salt Lake City, Utah: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region. 1982 ( tDAR id: 30397) ; doi:10.6067/XCV80V8GF8



Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.605; min lat: 37.464 ; max long: -108.484; max lat: 37.595 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office

Prepared By(s): University of Colorado, Dolores Archaeological Program

Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 2203858; 921411; 5312021

NADB citation id number(s): 000000167960; 000000179887; 000000119931


General Note: Originally this record was automatically added to tDAR from NADB. In 2015, a copy of the document was added and the record metadata was updated. Additional entries (tDAR id: 20275, 77216) for this report were marked as "duplicate".

General Note: As of March 2015, this and additional reports are hosted on the US Bureau of Land Management, Dolores Archaeological Program website;

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