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AN ARCHAEOCLIMATIC MODEL AND POLLEN, PARASITE, PHYTOLlTH, AND PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM SITES 3CT340 AND 3CT341, NORTHEASTERN ARKANSAS

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

Year: 2005

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Summary

Sites 3CT340 and 3CT341 are part of a large site complex located in eastern Arkansas'

Crittenden County. The Late Woodland/Emergent Mississippian prehistoric village sites are

located in the southern portion of the project area. Although neither of the sites had large lithic

assemblages, several cultural features were identified, including burials at both sites and a

cremation pit at site 3CT341. Thirteen pollen samples, ten of which also were examined for

parasites, were examined to provide evidence of local vegetation and also plants processed or

included with burials and/or cremations. Examination of samples for parasite eggs was

undertaken in an attempt to define the possible parasite load of the local population.

Additionally, a biface from site 3CT341 was submitted for protein residue analysis. Pollen and

protein residue analyses are used to provide information regarding possible plant and animal

resources available to the prehistoric individuals interned at these sites. In addition, an

archaeoclimatic model was constructed for this general area (based on the 1961-1990 climate

normals from Memphis, Tennessee) that examines modeled climatic parameters for the past

14,000 years in the area.


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AN ARCHAEOCLIMATIC MODEL AND POLLEN, PARASITE, PHYTOLlTH, AND PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM SITES 3CT340 AND 3CT341, NORTHEASTERN ARKANSAS. Linda Scott Cummings, Kathryn Puseman, Jaime Dexter. 2005 ( tDAR id: 379292) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8Q52P30


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