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POLLEN, PARASITE, AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF PRIVY SAMPLES FROM THE MANTENO TOWNSITE (13SH27), WEST-CENTRAL IOWA

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

Year: 1999

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Summary

Fill from three privy features and a possible privy/trash feature at the Manteno Townsite,

13SH27, in west-central Iowa was sampled for pollen, parasite, and macrofloral remains. This

townsite is believed to date from the 1850s-1880s. The four features sampled were found in

close proximity to one another but may reflect different use periods, although there may be some

overlap. Pollen and macrofloral analysis of the three privy features will be used to provide

information concerning foods eaten and trash disposed of by the privy users. Parasite analysis

will lend insight into the health of the historic site occupants. These analyses also will be used

to determine if the possible privy/trash pit did function as a privy.


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POLLEN, PARASITE, AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF PRIVY SAMPLES FROM THE MANTENO TOWNSITE (13SH27), WEST-CENTRAL IOWA. Linda Scott Cummings, Kathryn Puseman, Thomas E. Moutoux, Laura Ruggiero. 1999 ( tDAR id: 378420) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8930SJW


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