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POLLEN, STARCH, PHYTOLITH, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF A SINGLE CERAMIC SHERD FROM THE COPPERHEAD SITE (3CW951), NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Chad Yost

Year: 2008

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Summary

The Copperhead site (3CW951), located on a terrace above Frog Bayou between Lake

Fort Smith and Lake Shepherd Springs in Crawford County, Arkansas, represents the Middle

and Late Woodland and Mississippian periods (AD 819-842 and AD 860-1299). The site is an

open-air, multi-functional habitation site. A pottery sherd (2151-4-1) was recovered from the

base fill of a round, rock-lined thermal pit/hearth (Feature 134) and was examined for organic

residues using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). Archaeobotanical remains

from within the ceramic residue were examined using pollen and phytolith analysis. These

analyses will be used to provide information concerning foods processed in this vessel within

the thermal pit.


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POLLEN, STARCH, PHYTOLITH, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF A SINGLE CERAMIC SHERD FROM THE COPPERHEAD SITE (3CW951), NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. Linda Scott Cummings, Chad Yost. 2008 ( tDAR id: 379683) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8R49Q7N


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