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POLLEN, STARCH, MACROFLORAL, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF SEDIMENT SAMPLES FROM SITE 45KI717, MUCKLESHOOT INDIAN RESERVATION, WASHINGTON

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

Year: 2008

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Summary

A total of 24 samples from site 45KI717 were submitted for archaeobotanical and

paleoenvironmental analyses. This site is located within the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation on

the Enumclaw Plateau, King County, Washington. Cultural materials are present from the

ground surface down to the upper bounding surface of the Osceola Mudflow, dating to about

5700 cal years BP. This site was discovered as a result of highway improvement activities.

Historic activities as well as natural processes have impacted the site and its cultural deposits.

Starch, pollen, macrofloral, and organic residue (FTIR) analyses of samples from possible

thermal features may provide subsistence information concerning plant and animal resources

utilized by the site occupants. Analysis of stratigraphic pollen samples from three excavation

units should provide paleoenvironmental information useful in better understanding how

vegetation at the site may have changed overtime, especially post-Osceola Mudflow event.

Additionally, pollen analysis should provide valuable information for the regional archaeological

database.


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POLLEN, STARCH, MACROFLORAL, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF SEDIMENT SAMPLES FROM SITE 45KI717, MUCKLESHOOT INDIAN RESERVATION, WASHINGTON. Chad Yost, Linda Scott Cummings, Kathryn Puseman. 2008 ( tDAR id: 379658) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8765DVZ


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