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POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE OBERBROECKLING FARMSTEAD, SITE 13DB575, DUBUQUE, IOWA

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Kathryn Puseman ; Chad Yost

Year: 2011

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Fill samples from a house cellar, a stone-lined privy, a wood-lined privy, and a dog burial at site 13DB575 in northeast Iowa were examined for pollen, phytoliths, and macrofloral remains. Parasite analysis also was undertaken on the privy fill samples. Wood from an entry step into the house cellar and from the wood lining and floor of the privy were submitted for identification. In addition, a single sample, examined for pollen and phytoliths, was recovered from an area believed to represent the original barn foundation, and pollen/phytolith soil controls were collected from five locations on the site and from hay placed as footing in the snow during excavations. A hair control was submitted from a dog living on-site. Site 13DB575 is a farmstead with standing buildings that is located in a rural area within the city limits of Dubuque. The site has been occupied since at least the 1860s by a variety of owners. Pollen, phytolith, and macrofloral analyses are used to provide information concerning foods consumed by the site occupants, while parasite analysis lends insight to their health.


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POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, AND MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM THE OBERBROECKLING FARMSTEAD, SITE 13DB575, DUBUQUE, IOWA. Linda Scott Cummings, Kathryn Puseman, Chad Yost. PRI Technical Report ,2011-020. 2011 ( tDAR id: 380159) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8Z89C04


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min long: -91.108; min lat: 42.279 ; max long: -90.444; max lat: 42.648 ;

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