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MACROFLORAL AND POLLEN ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE PINNACLES SITE, 39PN9, IN THE NORTH UNIT OF THE SOUTH DAKOTA BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK

Author(s): Kathryn Puseman ; Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 2001

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Summary

The fill from three hearth samples at the Pinnacles site (39PN9) in the South Dakota

Badlands National Park were processed for both pollen and macrofloral analyses. The floated light

fractions from two additional hearth samples and two cultural levels exposed in vertical profiles also

were examined for macrofloral remains. Samples were obtained from two different areas of the

site that represent two different occupations. Area 932 yielded a corrected date of 379 B.C. and

represents a Late Archaic occupation of the area. Area 931 is interpreted as an Initial Middle

Missouri occupation with a calibrated date of A.D. 891. Pollen and macrofloral analyses of samples

from each of these areas will provide information concerning the spectrum of plant foods available

to and utilized by the various occupants of this site.


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MACROFLORAL AND POLLEN ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE PINNACLES SITE, 39PN9, IN THE NORTH UNIT OF THE SOUTH DAKOTA BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK. Kathryn Puseman, Linda Scott Cummings. 2001 ( tDAR id: 378648) ; doi:10.6067/XCV83B5ZJ5


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