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POLLEN AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE CA-SDI-16,047 IN GOAT CANYON, CALIFORNIA

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Kathryn Puseman

Year: 2004

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Summary

Pollen and/or macrofloral samples were collected from cultural deposits within five units

at site CA-SDI-16,047 in Goat Canyon, California, on the border with Mexico. Goat Canyon

opens to the north into the Tijuana River floodplain. Fossil streambeds indicate that this area

was also a drainage prehistorically and that the stream meandered from place to place in the

canyon over time. The samples represent stained shell lens areas where the soil was

cemented together, at depths of around 120-130 cm below the surface. Pollen and macrofloral

analyses will be used to provide information concerning plants available to and utilized by the

prehistoric occupants of this area. A modem pollen sample also was recovered from the site

surface to serve as a control sample for the archaeological samples, although a significant

amount of grading had occurred prior to obtaining the sample.


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POLLEN AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT SITE CA-SDI-16,047 IN GOAT CANYON, CALIFORNIA. Linda Scott Cummings, Kathryn Puseman. 2004 ( tDAR id: 379184) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8GB23GW


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