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EXPLORATORY POLLEN AND PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS AT 41RG13, BIG LAKE PLAYA, WEST TEXAS

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 1990

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EXPLORATORY POLLEN AND PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS AT 41RG13, BIG LAKE PLAYA, WEST TEXAS:

A bison site (41RG13) buried in the lake bed of an intermittent playa (Big Lake) in Regan County, West Texas, contained bison tone, flakes, tools, and a dart point. A radiocarbon age of 7530 + 150 BP was obtained from a bison bone sample. Pollen and phytoliths were analyzed from this site to assess the utility of further analysis of pollen and/or phytoliths to reconstruct paleoenvironmental conditions in the vicinity of Big Lake Playa.

EXPLORATORY POLLEN AND PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS AT 41CV312, TEXAS:

Two pollen samples were selected for analysis from 41CV312, a site located adjacent to a small intermittent tributary to Cowhouse Creek. A radiocarbon age of 3610 + 120 BP was obtained from a buried hearth. The purpose of pollen and phytolith analyses was to identify the potential for paleoenvironmental interpretations and further pollen and phytolith analyses in conjunction with archaeological mitigation.


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EXPLORATORY POLLEN AND PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS AT 41RG13, BIG LAKE PLAYA, WEST TEXAS. Linda Scott Cummings. PRI Technical Report ,1990-008. 1990 ( tDAR id: 375197) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8Q81C7H


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min long: -101.725; min lat: 31.015 ; max long: -97.49; max lat: 31.358 ;

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PRI Technical Report(s): 90-008

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