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POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, MACROFLORAL, AND PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS FOR THE SCRIPPS POWAY PARKWAY EAST PROJECT (CA-SDI-4608), SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

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

Year: 1996

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Archaeological samples from Loci Band C of the Scripps Poway Parkway east project

(Site CA-SDI-4608) were analyzed for pollen, phytoliths, starches, macrofloral remains, and/or

possible protein residues. This site contains multiple cultural components ranging from Paleo

Indian through Late Prehistoric. The majority of the analyses focused on artifact utilization (i.e.

artifact washes and associated soil control samples), in an effort to better understand not only

functional differences between different varieties of artifacts, but also to identify any trends in

resource utilization. Pollen, phytolith and starch granule analyses provide a means of identifying

plant material that may have been processed on or with the artifact of concern. Additionally,

information gathered from these analyses on soil control samples may provide insight on plant

utilization within the general area. Protein residue analysis is most effective in helping to

determine faunal resources processed on or with the artifact in concern. Macrofloral samples

from three sediment columns scattered over the site provide information concerning floral and

faunal resources utilized in the area over the time period represented.


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POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, MACROFLORAL, AND PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS FOR THE SCRIPPS POWAY PARKWAY EAST PROJECT (CA-SDI-4608), SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. Thomas E. Moutoux, Kathryn Puseman, Linda Scott Cummings. 1996 ( tDAR id: 377811) ; doi:10.6067/XCV85T3JSN


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