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MACROFLORAL, CHARCOAL, AND FIBER IDENTIFICATION AT SITE 42KA4356, UTAH

Author(s): Kathryn Puseman ; Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 1997

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Summary

Charcoal and fill samples from levels noted in the Broken Arrow site, 42KA4356, were

analyzed for macrofloral remains. This site is a large cave situated southwest of Lake Powell

on the Utah-Arizona border. Four charcoal samples were recovered from cultural levels within

test areas in the cave, while seven flotation samples were collected from visually distinct levels

with a larger compacted organics level in one of the test areas. Ceramics and sandal styles from

the cave indicate a Basketmaker ll-Basketmaker III occupation, although artifacts taken by

looters and rock art in the cave suggest Early Archaic through Historic period use of the alcove.

Charcoal and organic material recovered from six of these samples was submitted to Beta

Analytic, Inc., for radiocarbon dating. Macrofloral and fiber analysis is used to provide

information concerning plant resources that may have been utilized by the cave occupants.


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MACROFLORAL, CHARCOAL, AND FIBER IDENTIFICATION AT SITE 42KA4356, UTAH. Kathryn Puseman, Linda Scott Cummings. 1997 ( tDAR id: 378219) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8319V6M


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