POLLEN AND FIBER ANALYSIS OF THE McENDREE RANCH SITE, 5BA30, SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
The McEndree Ranch Site, 5BA30, is a Late Archaic village
located in the cutbank of a large ephemeral stream in northwest Baca
County, Colorado. The excavated portion of the site consists of four
hearths and a semi-subterranean house floor along a section of approximately
140 meters of cutbank exposure. Two fire features were radio
carbon dated to 2350 - 65 BP (Die. 1254) and 2170 t 55 BP (Die. 1258)
(Shields 1980;1). Bison bones and lithic material recovered at the site
suggest a wide range of activities at this village, including grease
rendering and heat treatment of local lithic materials (Shields 1980:9).
Three pollen samples from two of the fire features and the semi-subterranean
house floor were analyzed for their pollen and fiber content.
Evidence of the utilization of plants was sought through the analysis of
pollen and microscopic fibers in these samples in an effort to further
define some of the activities that may have taken place at this site.
Cite this Record
POLLEN AND FIBER ANALYSIS OF THE McENDREE RANCH SITE, 5BA30, SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO. Linda J. Scott, PaleoResearch Institute. PRI Technical Report ,1981-017. 1981 ( tDAR id: 376612) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8QJ7GJM
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