POLLEN AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS FOR THE TIERRA MESA PROJECT, SITE AZ:U:10:139 (ASM), SOUTHERN ARIZONA

Author(s): Kathryn Puseman; Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 1999

Summary

Samples from Site AZ:U:10:139 (ASM) for the Tierra Mesa Development Project in

Maricopa County, Arizona, were analyzed for pollen and macrofloral remains. This site

represents a small Hohokam hamlet with houses-in-pits and associated features. Ceramic

artifacts suggest occupation of this site from AD 800-900. Pollen and macrofloral analyses are

used to provide information concerning prehistoric diet, paleoenvironmental conditions, and land-use

practices at this site to aid in understanding the function of these structures in Hohokam

society. Pollen and macrofloral samples also were examined to identify the presence or absence

of an agricultural function, since archaeological investigations yielded no evidence of agriculture.

Cite this Record

POLLEN AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS FOR THE TIERRA MESA PROJECT, SITE AZ:U:10:139 (ASM), SOUTHERN ARIZONA. Kathryn Puseman, Linda Scott Cummings. 1999 ( tDAR id: 378502) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8GB23DV

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