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POLLEN ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM 48NA564, HELL'S HALF ACRE COUNTY PARK, WYOMING

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; R.A. Varney

Year: 2006

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Summary

An alternating stratigraphic pollen column was excavated at Hell's Half Acre County

Park, 40 miles west of Casper, Wyoming. Fifteen pollen samples, including a modern surface

sample, were selected from the column, which represents stratified layers that include multiple

occupations. Radiocarbon ages of 1920 ± 40 BP and 1970 ± 50 BP anchor the lowest

occupation at a depth of approximately 112 cm, while an age of 1320 ± 80 BP ties in the upper

occupation at a depth of 30 cm. Pollen analysis was undertaken to provide information

concerning local and regional vegetation and to provide a reconstruction of paleoenvironmental

conditions at the site. One sample from the lower portion of the stratigraphic column represents

the cultural occupation level. Two samples pre-date this occupation, while the remainder of the

samples represent more recent deposition of sediments.


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POLLEN ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM 48NA564, HELL'S HALF ACRE COUNTY PARK, WYOMING. Linda Scott Cummings, R.A. Varney. 2006 ( tDAR id: 379358) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8445KXF


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