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POLLEN, PHYTOLlTH, STARCH AND PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS FOR THE AUDIE MURPHY RANCH PROJECT (SITE CA-RIV-6858), CALIFORNIA

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Kathryn Puseman

Year: 2004

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Summary

A crescent artifact and a soil control sample from the Audie Murphy Site (CA-RIV-6858)

in southern California were examined for phytoliths and possible protein residues to determine

plants and possible animals that might have been processed using this tool. Pollen analysis

was conducted on the soil control sample to recover an environmental signature. The site is

located on several apexes of a hill approximately one mile south-southwest of Sun City on an

elevated landform. A single radiocarbon age, obtained from a bulk soil sample, of 6770 ± 50

BP is reported for this site. Based on artifact recovery, the site appears to be a Late Prehistoric

(Luiseno culture) temporary camp that was used repeatedly for processing both floral and

faunal resources, as well as for lithic tool manufacture and maintenance.


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POLLEN, PHYTOLlTH, STARCH AND PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS FOR THE AUDIE MURPHY RANCH PROJECT (SITE CA-RIV-6858), CALIFORNIA. Linda Scott Cummings, Kathryn Puseman. 2004 ( tDAR id: 379185) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8DB8198


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