POLLEN AND PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FOR HB2, HOLOTUNICH, BELIZE
Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings
Holotunich, an historical site in Belize, was occupied in the late 19th to early 20th century.
The San Pedro Maya, who were Caste War refuges, occupied the site between the 1860s and
the 1890s. During the early 20th century, this site functioned as a British logging camp from
approximately 1920 to 1945. Archival data indicates that the Maya engaged in agriculture and
also occasionally worked in the logging camps. Phytolith analysis was undertaken to identify
evidence of plants and search for evidence of domesticated plants, such as maize, beans, or
squash. In addition, evidence for Old World plants that might have been brought in by the
British was sought. Upon completion of phytolith analysis, which yielded a record heavily
dominated by palm phytoliths, pollen analysis was undertaken for four of the samples.
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POLLEN AND PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FOR HB2, HOLOTUNICH, BELIZE. Linda Scott Cummings. 2006 ( tDAR id: 379439) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8028R1D
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