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MACROFLORAL, POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, STARCH, AND PARASITE ANALYSIS OF THREE NINETEENTH CENTURY PRIVIES LOCATED AT SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY; SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA

Author(s): Kimberly Henderson ; Linda Scott Cummings ; Kathryn Puseman ; Chad Yost

Year: 2007

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Summary

Twenty-seven samples from three privies (Features 6, 14 and 62) discovered at Santa

Clara University in Santa Clara, California, were submitted for archaeobotanic analyses. These

three privies are associated with a German immigrant community that dated to the latter half of

the nineteenth century. Each of the samples was analyzed for macrofloral remains, pollen,

starch, and the presence or absence of parasites. One sample from each privy was also

examined for phytoliths. The macrofloral, pollen, phytolith, and starch remains will be used to

present evidence of the diet and to examine the variation in the privy contents between

contemporary residential and commercial properties. The presence or absence of parasites will

provide information regarding the general health of the residents of the neighborhood.


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MACROFLORAL, POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, STARCH, AND PARASITE ANALYSIS OF THREE NINETEENTH CENTURY PRIVIES LOCATED AT SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY; SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA. Kimberly Henderson, Linda Scott Cummings, Kathryn Puseman, Chad Yost. 2007 ( tDAR id: 379478) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8736QDS


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