POLLEN, STARCH, PARASITE, PHYTOLITH, MACROFLORAL, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF COPROLITES FROM ROOM 225, WEST RUIN, AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT, AZTEC, NEW MEXICO

Summary

Aztec Ruins National Monument is the largest ancestral Puebloan community in the

Animas River Valley. Several multi-story buildings, smaller structures, and kivas represent

residential and ceremonial structures. Room 225 in West Ruin, a great house, contained

numerous coprolites, six of which were sent to PaleoResearch Institute. Of these six coprolites,

in order to remain within budgetary limits, three were selected for analysis that included finding

and identifying macrofloral remains, pollen, starch, phytoliths, parasite eggs, and organic

residue.

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POLLEN, STARCH, PARASITE, PHYTOLITH, MACROFLORAL, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSIS OF COPROLITES FROM ROOM 225, WEST RUIN, AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT, AZTEC, NEW MEXICO. Linda Scott Cummings, Chad Yost, Kathryn Puseman, Melissa K. Logan. 2009 ( tDAR id: 379910) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8SQ8ZWT

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