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POLLEN ANALYSIS AT THE MCGINNES SITE (48SU1499), SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Thomas E. Moutoux

Year: 1996

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Summary

The McGinnes Site (48SU1499) is a stratified, multicomponent, kill/butchering site

associated with local spring activity and located west of LaBarge, Wyoming. Fourteen

stratigraphic samples from two columns represent interbedded cultural and acultural sediments.

Eight additional samples were collected from the cultural surfaces and associated features. Two

modern surface samples also were examined to provide a baseline for interpreting

paleoenvironmental change and economic activity at the site. Artifact and geologic evidence and

a basal radiocarbon age of 1980 + 70 BP suggest that the time period represented by the

combined stratigraphic pollen samples is likely about 2000 years, and that occupation included

the time of transition from the Late Archaic to the Late Prehistoric. Pollen analysis of these

twenty-four samples provides information concerning available and potentially utilized plant

resources, as well as insight into vegetal changes in the vicinity of the site.


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POLLEN ANALYSIS AT THE MCGINNES SITE (48SU1499), SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING. Linda Scott Cummings, Thomas E. Moutoux. 1996 ( tDAR id: 377799) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8RJ4HSR


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