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POLLEN, STARCH, PARASITE, AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE DUNLAP VILLAGE SITE, 36FA480, PENNSYLVANIA

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Kathryn Puseman ; Jaime Dexter

Year: 2005

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Summary

Samples were collected from yard areas, privies, and a possible garden area at Dunlap

Village, site 36Fa480, in southwest Pennsylvania. This site is an historic miners village dating

to the early 20th century and consisting mainly of two-family house and privy remnants. The

majority of the yard samples were examined for pollen/starches and parasites, although five

yard samples from House Lot 5 also were examined for macrofloral remains. Pollen/starch,

parasite, and macrofloral analyses were conducted on a possible garden sample and 11 privy

samples. In addition, a single control sample was collected from several locations throughout

the site. Yard and garden samples were investigated for evidence of plants growing in these

areas. Pollen and macrofloral analysis of privy samples will provide information concerning

foods eaten by the site occupants. Parasite analysis can provide some insight into the

intestinal health of the miners and their families living in this village.


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POLLEN, STARCH, PARASITE, AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE DUNLAP VILLAGE SITE, 36FA480, PENNSYLVANIA. Linda Scott Cummings, Kathryn Puseman, Jaime Dexter. 2005 ( tDAR id: 379137) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8ZG6RPX


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