POLLEN, MACROFLORAL, PROTEIN RESIDUE, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSES OF ARTIFACTS AND SOIL SAMPLES FROM SITES 42KA4478 AND 42KA6293, KANE COUNTY, UTAH

Summary

Sites 42Ka4478 and 42Ka6293 are prehistoric Virgin Anasazi occupations located north

of Kanab, Utah, and east of Kanab Creek. Radiocarbon dates of 1570 ± 40 BP and 1670 ± 40

BP from 42Ka4478 reflect a Basketmaker occupation, while the presence of decorated ceramics

and radiocarbon dates from corn cobs of 1340 ± 40 BP and 1170 ± 40 BP at 42Ka6293 indicate

a Pueblo I association. Samples from features at sites 42Ka4478 and 42Ka6293 were

examined for pollen and/or macrofloral remains to provide evidence of subsistence. In addition,

a projectile point from an extramural activity area at 42Ka6293 was washed to recover possible

protein residues, while a pipe fragment from a burned pithouse at this site was tested for the

presence of organic residues using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). The

various analyses will be used to provide information concerning possible plant and animal

resources utilized by the site occupants.

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POLLEN, MACROFLORAL, PROTEIN RESIDUE, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSES OF ARTIFACTS AND SOIL SAMPLES FROM SITES 42KA4478 AND 42KA6293, KANE COUNTY, UTAH. Kathryn Puseman, Linda Scott Cummings, Chad Yost. 2008 ( tDAR id: 379768) ; doi:10.6067/XCV87W6BP4

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