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STRATIGRAPHIC POLLEN ANALYSIS AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF FEATURES AT 48CA1366, CARBON COUNTY, WYOMING

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

Year: 1998

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Summary

Site 48CA1366 is located along the Belle Fourche River in northeastern Wyoming. Pollen

samples collected from two stratigraphic columns at 48CA1366 were examined to provide

information concerning vegetation and paleoenvironmental conditions. Column 1 represents fluvial

sediments on a suspected Middle Missouri-aged terrace along the Belle Fourche River. Samples

were examined at 5 cm intervals to provide a complete paleoenvironmental record. Column 2

represents the upper and oldest river terrace remnant. The cultural horizon was encountered at

150 cmbs, which is expected to represent Late Archaic (Pelican Lake Complex) occupation.

Samples from this column were examined at approximately 15 cm intervals and individual samples

represented no more than 5 cm of sediment. Seventeen soil samples were floated and the

macrofloral remains examined to identify subsistence activities at this site. Features included

primary hearths, roasting pits, charcoal stains, a sheet midden, and features exhibiting no evidence

of burning.


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STRATIGRAPHIC POLLEN ANALYSIS AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF FEATURES AT 48CA1366, CARBON COUNTY, WYOMING. Linda Scott Cummings, Kathryn Puseman, Thomas E. Moutoux, Laura Ruggiero. 1998 ( tDAR id: 378326) ; doi:10.6067/XCV82V2FGC


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