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POLLEN AND PHYTOLITH ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FOR HB2, HOLOTUNICH, BELIZE

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 2006

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Summary

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


Keywords

Culture
Historic

Material
Pollen

Site Name
Holotunich


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