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POLLEN ANALYSIS AT THE BIRD CANYON SITE, 48SU390, WYOMING

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Kathryn Puseman

Year: 1998

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Summary

Samples from the Bird Canyon Site (48SU390) north of LaBarge, Wyoming, were

examined for pollen and macrofloral remains. This site is a multi-component site with three

cultural components, all representing occupation during the terminal portion of the Late

Prehistoric Period (Firehole Phase). Radiocarbon dating of the middle component yielded an

age of 100 ± 60 BP. Approximately one meter of stratigraphic sediments was examined for

pollen to produce a paleoenvironmental record of this area during the recent past. All three

cultural components are represented within the stratigraphic record. In addition, pollen samples

were examined from Features 10, 11, and 12, and from groundstone washes to provide

information concerning plants that might have been processed. Seven macrofloral samples from

the features also were examined to augment the subsistence record.


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POLLEN ANALYSIS AT THE BIRD CANYON SITE, 48SU390, WYOMING. Linda Scott Cummings, Kathryn Puseman. 1998 ( tDAR id: 378308) ; doi:10.6067/XCV88K78G5


Keywords

Material
Macrobotanical Pollen

Site Name
Bird Canyon Site

Investigation Types
Data Recovery / Excavation

General
Wyoming, pollen, macrofloral

Geographic Keywords
Wyoming


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