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STRATIGRAPHIC POLLEN ANALYSIS AT 32DU179 AND 32GF123, NORTH DAKOTA

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 1990

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Summary

Pollen samples were analyzed from two sites in Dunn and Grand Forks

County, North Dakota, to identify paleoenvironmental conditions. Site

32DU179, located a few miles north of the Little Missouri River in the

southwest corner of the Fort Berthold Reservation, was sampled

stratigraphically for pollen. The soil strata were relatively thin at this

site, so a single pollen sample was collected from each stratum. The

stratigraphic record is incomplete, however, as the contacts between several

of the strata were disconformities, representing periods of erosion. The

strata are undated. Site 32GF123 is situated on an alluvial plain near the

confluence of the north and south branches of the Turtle River. Only

cultural levels were sampled for pollen at this site. A radiocarbon age of

7195 ± 115 BP was returned from bone in the upper bone level. Early Archaic

projectile points were also recovered from this level.


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STRATIGRAPHIC POLLEN ANALYSIS AT 32DU179 AND 32GF123, NORTH DAKOTA. Linda Scott Cummings. PRI Technical Report ,1990-002. 1990 ( tDAR id: 375189) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8T43S7P


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Temporal Coverage

Radiocarbon Date: 7310 to 7080 (BP)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -97.91; min lat: 44.465 ; max long: -96.768; max lat: 45.829 ;

Record Identifiers

Site number(s): 32GF123; 32DU179

PRL Technical Report(s): 90-002

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