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MACROFLORAL, POLLEN, AND PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE ESPINOSA ADOBE, CA-MNT-1429H, CALIFORNIA

Author(s): Kathryn Puseman ; Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 2001

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Summary

Six sediment samples and two adobe brick samples from the Espinosa Adobe, Site CA-MNT-1429H, were floated to recover macrofloral remains. One of the adobe brick samples also

was examined for pollen and phytoliths. This site contained an adobe dwelling constructed in

1823 by Salvador Maria Espinosa. The adobe building survived through 1930, but was in ruins

by 1954. Macrofloral analysis will be used to provide information to help determine the local

plant population at the time of the adobe construction, including introduced European plants, as

well as what changes are observable in the buried, pre-contact soil's flora, flora from the period

of adobe construction, and flora after the collapse of the adobe. In addition, pollen and phytolith

analyses will be used to provide information concerning local plants available at the time the

adobe bricks were made.


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MACROFLORAL, POLLEN, AND PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE ESPINOSA ADOBE, CA-MNT-1429H, CALIFORNIA. Kathryn Puseman, Linda Scott Cummings. 2001 ( tDAR id: 378618) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8DZ07Q7


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