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PRELIMINARY POLLEN ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE TEHUACAN VALLEY

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 1993

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The object of this preliminary study was to provide an assessment of the

pollen record to identify possibilities for future studies. Pollen analysis was

undertaken on samples from abandoned agricultural fields, from tecoates and

travertine, as well as different types of soil horizons in an effort to define

the potential for recovering identifiable pollen. Evidence of agriculture and

accompanying agricultural weeds was sought in the agricultural samples.

Identification of pollen and possible source of that pollen was attempted for

samples from the tecoates and travertine. This study examined the potential of

extracting identifiable pollen from both soil pockets within tecoate sections and

through dissolving travertine. Following recovery of identifiable pollen, this

study makes recommendations for future testing to understand pollen depositional processes, as well as interpreting the pollen record.


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PRELIMINARY POLLEN ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE TEHUACAN VALLEY. Linda Scott Cummings. 1993 ( tDAR id: 375473) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8J102C0


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PRI Technical Report (s): 93-049

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