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POLLEN AND PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS FOR SITE 41MV164, SOUTH TEXAS

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 2005

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Summary

Located in south Texas, site 41MV164 is situated near the western edge of Maverick

County approximately six miles east of the Rio Grande River, above an unnamed tributary of

Elm Creek. The Archaic site consists of a surface scatter of fire-affected rock, chert cores and

debitage. Diagnostic tools found on the surface include Ensor-like and Frio dart points, as well

as a Seal/om arrow point. Cultural materials were identified in three distinct locations: buried

beneath the floodplain surface, shallowly buried on the edge of a terrace, and on the eroded

surfaces of the scarp separating the floodplain from the terrace. Four soil matrix samples from

Test Units 3, 4 and 5 were examined for pollen and phytoliths. Pollen and phytolith analyses

are used to provide information concerning plant resources available to and perhaps utilized by

the archaic occupants of site 41MV164.


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POLLEN AND PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS FOR SITE 41MV164, SOUTH TEXAS. Linda Scott Cummings. 2005 ( tDAR id: 379282) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8ZP45M8


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