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STRATIGRAPHIC POLLEN AND PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS AT COVE CREEK, 10LH144, IDAHO

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

Year: 1997

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Summary

Companion pollen and phytolith samples were examined from strata in the west wall of

Block A at the Cove Creek site (10LH144). Radiocarbon ages of 8620 + 70 BP and 6920 + 50

BP provide an early and a middle age for this stratigraphic sequence. Mazama ash also

provides a temporal marker of 6845 BP. The cultural zone above the Mazama ash yielded an

age of 6650 + 80 BP for Feature 96-16 and McKean points that indicate this zone may represent

accumulation over several thousand years. The youngest date obtained was 990 BP from one

of the upper deposits. With this cluster of dates, reconstructing the paleoenvironment from the

pollen and phytolith records will provide a more accurate paleoenvironmental picture that may

be compared with other paleoenvironmental reconstructions of the region.


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STRATIGRAPHIC POLLEN AND PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS AT COVE CREEK, 10LH144, IDAHO. Linda Scott Cummings, Thomas E. Moutoux. 1997 ( tDAR id: 378050) ; doi:10.6067/XCV82J6B5B


Keywords

Material
Pollen

Site Name
Cove Creek

Investigation Types
Data Recovery / Excavation

General
Idaho, pollen, phytolith

Geographic Keywords
Idaho


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