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POLLEN ANALYSIS AT 5ST278, SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO

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

Year: 1985

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Summary

A chipping station containing no features and no diagnostic artifacts

was excavated at Frisco in Summit County, Colorado. This site (5ST278) was

sampled stratigraphically at 10 cm intervals for pollen to a total depth of

40 cm below the present ground surface. A radiocarbon date taken from Level

3, the densest concentration of cultural material, is reported at 630 + 100

BP (BETA 11428). The site is located on a bluff overlooking Tenmile Creek

at an elevation of 9,063 feet. The present vegetation in the vicinity of

the site includes lodgepole pine (Pinus), common juniper (Juniperus),

kinnickinnik (Arctostaphylos--an Ericaceae), grasses (Gramineae), and forbs.

Pollen analysis at this site was undertaken in an effort to document the

paleoenvironment at the site from the time of occupation or before to the

present.


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Cite this Record

POLLEN ANALYSIS AT 5ST278, SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO. Linda J. Scott, PaleoResearch Institute. PRI Technical Report ,1985-008. 1985 ( tDAR id: 376682) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8WS8SHP


Keywords

Material
Pollen

Investigation Types
Data Recovery / Excavation


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