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POLLEN AND PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS FOR CUEVA PILOTE, ENCANTADA VALLEY, NORTHEASTERN MEXICO

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Kathryn Puseman

Year: 1998

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Three sediment samples were examined for pollen from sediments in a stratigraphic profile

at Cueva Pilote in Encantada Valley, northeastern Mexico. Pollen analysis was undertaken to

identify vegetation change through time in this area. Two groups of agave spines were submitted

for protein residue analysis. The hypothesis under investigation is that the spines might have been

used to tattoo people. If so, they should retain evidence of human protein residues.


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POLLEN AND PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS FOR CUEVA PILOTE, ENCANTADA VALLEY, NORTHEASTERN MEXICO. Linda Scott Cummings, Kathryn Puseman. 1998 ( tDAR id: 378373) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8PG1R3V


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