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POLLEN AND FIBER ANALYSIS OF THE McENDREE RANCH SITE, 5BA30, SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO

Author(s): Linda J. Scott ; PaleoResearch Institute

Year: 1981

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Summary

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.


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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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