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POLLEN, STARCH, PHYTOLITH, ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR), AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSES; CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION; AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF SAMPLES FROM SITES 5DA1656 AND 5DA2703, COLORADO

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Chad Yost ; Kathryn Puseman ; Melissa K. Logan

Year: 2009

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Summary

A variety of samples were examined at two separate times (2007 and 2009) from sites

5DA1656 and 5DA2703 at the Reuter-Hess Reservoir, central Colorado. Pollen/starch analysis

was conducted on sediment samples, ceramic sherds, and metate fragments. The ceramic

sherds and metate fragments also were examined for phytoliths and for organic residues using

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). Fill from hearths at each site were floated to

recover charred macrofloral remains. Charcoal fragments from the macrofloral samples and

from individual charcoal samples were identified and submitted for AMS radiocarbon dating. A

bone antler also was processed for AMS radiocarbon dating. The various archaeobotanic

analyses will be used to provide subsistence information concerning plant and animal resources

utilized by the site occupants.


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POLLEN, STARCH, PHYTOLITH, ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR), AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSES; CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION; AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF SAMPLES FROM SITES 5DA1656 AND 5DA2703, COLORADO. Linda Scott Cummings, Chad Yost, Kathryn Puseman, Melissa K. Logan. 2009 ( tDAR id: 379830) ; doi:10.6067/XCV88C9VSF


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