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POLLEN, PARASITE, AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE WOODCLIFF LODGE HISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE, POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Kathryn Puseman

Year: 2009

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Summary

Samples from a privy, a midden, and a cistern at the Woodcliff Lodge Historic

Archaeological Site on the Marist College Campus in Poughkeepsie, New York, were sampled

to recover pollen and parasites. In addition, nightsoil from the privy was examined for

macrofloral remains. The Woodcliff Estate was established in the late 19th century by John

Flack Winslow, owner of the Troy Ironworks. Mr. Winslow retired to Woodcliff Estate in

Poughkeepsie in 1867. The site currently consists of the remains of a razed lodge occupied by

the estate gardener and his family, as well as a privy and sheet midden located northwest of the

lodge foundation. Pollen and macrofloral analyses will provide information concerning foods

eaten by the privy users, most likely the gardener and his family, as well as plants growing in

the area during the time period represented. Parasite analysis can provide some insight into

the intestinal health of the privy users.


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POLLEN, PARASITE, AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE WOODCLIFF LODGE HISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE, POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK. Linda Scott Cummings, Kathryn Puseman. 2009 ( tDAR id: 379829) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8Z31Z58


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