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POLLEN ANALYSIS AT LA-2901, PUEBLO DE LA MESA, CIBOLA NATIONAL FOREST, NEW MEXICO

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 1994

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Summary

Pueblo de la Mesa (LA-2091) is located on top of a bluff or mesa in Cibola

National Forest in central New Mexico. The site is situated at an elevation of

approximately 6690 feet (2040m) above sea level and lies approximately 100m above

the surrounding plain. Anasazi remains representing a Glaze A occupation (13th

century) are noted to cover nearly the entire flat top of the north side of the

mesa. Pueblo Colorado, a large proto-historic Pueblo site, is located

approximately 2km north of this mesa and can be easily seen fron the mesa top.

Pueblo de la Mesa contains approximately 100 masonry rooms, as well as interior

plazas. Pollen samples were collected from two hearths in individual rooms

within a roomblock, from midden deposits at the site, and from stratigraphic

trash deposits that filled two of the kivas. Pollen analysis was undertaken to

examine the subsistence record of the occupants of this site.


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POLLEN ANALYSIS AT LA-2901, PUEBLO DE LA MESA, CIBOLA NATIONAL FOREST, NEW MEXICO. Linda Scott Cummings. 1994 ( tDAR id: 375570) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8FQ9VSG


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