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POLLEN AND FLOTATION RESULTS FROM THE BISTI PROJECT, NORTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO

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

Year: 1985

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Summary

The Bisti sites are located in northwestern New Mexico

near the town of El Huerfano. Site elevations range around 5900

feet above sea level. The surrounding predominant plant

community is open grassland with a few scattered juniper.

Associated plants include: four-wing saltbush (Atriplex canescens),

wolfberry (Lycium sp.), snakeweed (Gutierrezia sp.), yucca

(Yucca sp.), and various grasses. The area has been heavily

overgrazed. The distributions of snakeweed, yucca, and probably

juniper reflect this factor. Pollen samples were studied from

two sites, 25606 and 25621. These sites are about one-half

mile apart, and modern floristic attributes are very similar.

The nearest water source is De-na-zin Wash, an intermittent

stream less than one mile south of the sites.


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POLLEN AND FLOTATION RESULTS FROM THE BISTI PROJECT, NORTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO. Linda J. Scott, PaleoResearch Institute. PRI Technical Report ,1985-029. 1985 ( tDAR id: 376694) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8MG7NSP


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