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POLLEN AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF ROASTING PIT FILL AT SITES AZ U:15:227 (ASM) AND AZ U:15:229 (ASM) , ARIZONA

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Kathryn Puseman

Year: 1993

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Summary

Samples from roasting pits at Sites AZ U: 15:227 (ASM) and AZ U: 15:229 (ASM)

were examined for pollen and macrofloral remains. These sites are areas of

roasting pit and artifact scatter that appear to be related to Hohokam

specialized agricultural production. The features at Site AZ U: 15:227 (ASM) were

Classic period Hohokam roasting pits, while Feature 1 at Site AZ U: 15:229 (ASM)

was a deflated roasting pit dating to the Colonial period. Pollen and

macrofloral analyses may provide information concerning food production and

processing activities at these sites, specifically, plants that were roasted in

these pits and possible variation in function among the features. Of particular

interest was any evidence indicating that agave was processed in any of these

features.


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POLLEN AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF ROASTING PIT FILL AT SITES AZ U:15:227 (ASM) AND AZ U:15:229 (ASM) , ARIZONA. Linda Scott Cummings, Kathryn Puseman. 1993 ( tDAR id: 375441) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8GX49QB


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PRI Technical Report(s): 93-017

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