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POLLEN, STARCH, PHYTOLITH, PARASITE, AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FOR THE NIAGARA SQUARE SITE (A02940.023715), AT THE BUFFALO FEDERAL COMPLEX IN BUFFALO, ERIE COUNTY, NEW YORK

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

Year: 2008

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Summary

In 2006 four combination pollen/starch, phytolith, parasite, and macrofloral samples

were examined from the fill within two historic privies and one historic wooden cistern (possible

privy) at the Parking Lot C project area associated with the proposed Federal Courthouse

Complex in Buffalo, New York. Pollen/starch, phytolith, and macrofloral analyses will provide

information concerning foods eaten by the historic site occupants, trash deposited in the

features, and plants growing in the area during the time period represented. Parasite analysis

can provide some insight into the intestinal health of the people using the privies.

In 2008 eight additional privy samples and one possible privy or sheet refuse sample

from the Niagara Square Site (A02940.023715) were submitted for pollen/starch, phytolith,

parasite, and macrofloral analyses. These samples were recovered from features in Parking

Lots A, B, and C at the Buffalo Federal Complex, New York. Pollen/starch, phytolith, and

macrofloral analyses will provide information concerning foods eaten by the historic site

occupants, trash deposited in the features, and plants growing in the area during the time

period represented. Parasite analysis can provide some insight into the intestinal health of the

people using the privies


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POLLEN, STARCH, PHYTOLITH, PARASITE, AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FOR THE NIAGARA SQUARE SITE (A02940.023715), AT THE BUFFALO FEDERAL COMPLEX IN BUFFALO, ERIE COUNTY, NEW YORK. Kathryn Puseman, Linda Scott Cummings, Chad Yost. 2008 ( tDAR id: 379656) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8JH3KP1


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