IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF CHARCOAL; PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS OF A DRILL/PROJECTILE POINT; AND POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF CERAMIC SHERDS FROM PHASE III EXCAVATIONS AT SITE 11PK1599, ILLINOIS

Summary

Samples were submitted from three cultural features excavated during Phase III data

recovery at site 11Pk1599 in western Illinois. Charcoal samples from all three features were

submitted for identification and AMS radiocarbon dating in order to identify woods burned as

fuel and to obtain temporal information concerning site occupation. A projectile point/drill from a

pit with cultural material was analyzed for possible protein residues to identify animals that

might have been processed/hunted with this tool. Ceramic sherds from multiple levels of fill in

the pit with cultural material were examined for organic residues using Fourier Transform

Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). Ceramic sherds from an area believed to represent a hearth

dump or pot drop were analyzed for pollen, phytoliths, and organic residues. Ceramic sherds

were examined to identify foods cooked using the various vessels represented.

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IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF CHARCOAL; PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS OF A DRILL/PROJECTILE POINT; AND POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF CERAMIC SHERDS FROM PHASE III EXCAVATIONS AT SITE 11PK1599, ILLINOIS. Kathryn Puseman, Chad Yost, Linda Scott Cummings, Melissa K. Logan. 2009 ( tDAR id: 379823) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8S75FVX

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