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MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF A HEARTH AT SITE 5RB5596, WESTERN COLORADO

Author(s): Kathryn Puseman

Year: 2007

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Summary

The fill from a fire hearth at site 5RB5596 in western Colorado was examined for

macrofloral remains in the spring of 2007 to provide subsistence information concerning plant

resources utilized by the prehistoric occupants of this site. This hearth originally was located

during construction monitoring of a pipeline corridor. Charcoal from the hearth fill also was

identified and processed for AMS radiocarbon analysis to identify woods burned as fuel and an

age of occupation. A piece of box elder charcoal from the hearth fill yielded a date of 2305 ±

15 BP. An additional sample from the hearth fill was floated to recover macrofloral remains in

the spring of 2008.


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MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF A HEARTH AT SITE 5RB5596, WESTERN COLORADO. Kathryn Puseman. 2007 ( tDAR id: 379568) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8BP0281


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