FIBER IDENTIFICATION FOR CORDAGE FROM WILLOW CREEK, EAST TAVAPUTS PLATEAU, EASTERN UTAH
Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings
Cordage recovered in a rockshelter along the western side of Willow Creek in the East
Tavaputs Plateau of eastern Utah was submitted for microscopic analysis to identify the fibers.
Examination with a compound, petrographic microscope using cross-polar illumination was
necessary to identify the fibers. Cross-polar illumination, combined with a rotating stage, allows
observation of light refraction producing colors that vary with "north-south" and "east-west"
positioning of the specimen under the scope. A few fibers were removed from the end of the
cordage and mounted on a microscope slide in glycerin for observation at 400x.
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FIBER IDENTIFICATION FOR CORDAGE FROM WILLOW CREEK, EAST TAVAPUTS PLATEAU, EASTERN UTAH. Linda Scott Cummings. 2000 ( tDAR id: 378603) ; doi:10.6067/XCV88C9VMV
Willow Creek, East Tavaputs Plateau, Eastern Utah
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