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POLLEN AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM SITES 42CB78 AND 42CB16, EASTERN UTAH

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Kathryn Puseman ; Jaime Dexter ; R.A. Varney

Year: 2006

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Summary

Samples were examined from sites 42Cb78 and 42Cb16 (Rasmussen Cave) on the

Colorado Plateau of eastern Utah. Site 42Cb78 is a Fremont habitation site located on top of a

knoll and consists of two possible room blocks and a cist feature. PolJen samples were

collected from the floor of a circular rock-lined depression (Feature A) and from the base of a

deep, slab-lined pit containing numerous ceramic sherds (Feature C) to determine the nature

and extent of subsurface deposits within these features. A groundstone fragment from the fill of

Feature A was washed for pollen and starches to provide information concerning plants that

might have been processed using this tool. In addition, a modern control was recovered from

the site surface. Two botanic samples were recovered from deposits within Rasmussen Cave

(42Cb16) to determine whether intact deposits remained after decades of prior archaeological

investigation and illegal artifact looting


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POLLEN AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM SITES 42CB78 AND 42CB16, EASTERN UTAH. Linda Scott Cummings, Kathryn Puseman, Jaime Dexter, R.A. Varney. 2006 ( tDAR id: 379365) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8513XPW


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