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POLLEN, STARCH, PARASITE, PHYTOLITH, MACROFLORAL, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS, AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF A SEDIMENT DEPOSIT FROM 35HP3548, SAGE HEN GAP SITE, OREGON

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Chad Yost ; Kathryn Puseman ; R.A. Varney

Year: 2007

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Summary

A soil sample from Feature 1, Level 13, at the Sagehen Gap Site in southeastern

Oregon was submitted for a suite of archaeobotanic analyses with the intention of identifying

the origin of this feature and obtaining charcoal for dating. Four fluted points have been

recovered at this site, and debitage was found in association with the gray colored, possibly

ashy sample submitted for analysis. It is thought that this feature might represent a burned

area, as the bedrock immediately below is much lighter than the surrounding bedrock and a

darker area, possibly charcoal, is located just above the feature. Pollen, starch, phytolith,

macrofloral, and FTIR analyses should provide information useful in the interpretation of this

feature and possibly the recovery of organic material for AMS radiocarbon dating. AMS

radiocarbon dating will answer questions concerning the age of the feature.


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POLLEN, STARCH, PARASITE, PHYTOLITH, MACROFLORAL, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS, AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF A SEDIMENT DEPOSIT FROM 35HP3548, SAGE HEN GAP SITE, OREGON. Linda Scott Cummings, Chad Yost, Kathryn Puseman, R.A. Varney. 2007 ( tDAR id: 379558) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8XG9QMC


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