POLLEN ANALYSIS OF A SEDIMENT CORE AT 8SL17, THE DOUGLAS BEACH SITE
Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings
A sediment core and three bulk samples collected from beneath the Gold
Wreck at the Douglas Beach Site in 1978 represent prehistoric sediments
beneath later Spanish material. The core was collected approximately one
meter below the existing beach sand in approximately 12-15 feet of water.
Three bulk samples were collected for analysis above the core. A dark,
organic layer was included in the core, which may represent a backwater
lagoon. The present backwater lagoon is located behind a barrier island.
The top layer of the core was radiocarbon dated to approximately 5000 BP
(Murphy, personal communication, August 1988). Pollen analysis of these
sediments was designed to address questions of local vegetation,
identification of backwater lagoonal conditions, if present, and to
contribute data for analysis and interpretation of site formation processes.
In addition, the vegetation is discussed with respect to possible
availability of edible portions that may have been exploited by inhabitants
of this site.
Cite this Record
POLLEN ANALYSIS OF A SEDIMENT CORE AT 8SL17, THE DOUGLAS BEACH SITE. Linda Scott Cummings. PRI Technical Report ,1988-031. 1988 ( tDAR id: 376810) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8XD10Z0
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