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POLLEN ANALYSIS OF PITSTRUCTURES AND HEARTHS: SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO

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

Year: 1985

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Summary

Twelve pollen samples were selected for pollen analysis in conjunction

with the Navajo-Hopi Land Exchange Archaeological Project in the BLM designated

Area III. This area contained a scatter of features and artifacts and

is located within the Mesilla Bolson--an intermontane lowland--in Dona Ana

County, southeastern New Mexico. The site is situated in a copice dune

topography above the floodplain of the Rio Grande West of El Paso. Mesquite

is the dominant element in this sparsely vegetated area. All features

sampled for pollen were contained within Area III. The features included

exterior hearths, pitstuctures, and hearths and pitfeatures within

pitstructures ranging in age from 1580 BC to 980 AD. These features were

sampled for their pollen content in an effort to define the vegetal portion

of the subsistence base.


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POLLEN ANALYSIS OF PITSTRUCTURES AND HEARTHS: SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO. Linda J. Scott, PaleoResearch Institute. PRI Technical Report ,1985-023. 1985 ( tDAR id: 376690) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8R78DH7


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