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PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM SITES AZ EE: 1:291 (ASM) AND AZ EE:1:293(ASM)

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Sanjay Eksambekar ; Jaime Dexter

Year: 2005

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Summary

Two prehistoric sites at the Rinker Materials Plant 225 in Green Valley, Arizona were

surveyed in 1999. Rock piles were identified in both the Rinker Site (AZ EE:1:291), and the

Mesquacia Site (AZ EE:1:293). Although rock piles have typically been interpreted as being

associated with agricultural activities of the Hohokam, they are now proposed to be

agrobiological sites. Their prime function is interpreted to be the enhancement of plant nutrition

and growth relative to soil management. Ten fill samples collected under rock piles at AZ

EE:1:291 and two fill samples collected under rock piles at AZ EE:1:293 site were examined for

phytoliths. Phytolith analysis was performed in order to provide information regarding the past

environment and possibly subsistence strategies used by the sites' prehistoric inhabitants.


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PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM SITES AZ EE: 1:291 (ASM) AND AZ EE:1:293(ASM). Linda Scott Cummings, Sanjay Eksambekar, Jaime Dexter. 2005 ( tDAR id: 379286) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8GM86RG


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