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CHARCOAL AND WOOD IDENTIFICATION, MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS, AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF SAMPLES FROM THE FRIANT DAM, CALIFORNIA

Author(s): Kathryn Puseman

Year: 2011

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A total of nineteen bulk soil samples, fourteen detrital charcoal samples, and one wood sample from along the San Joaquin River near Fresno, California, were examined to recover organic fragments suitable for radiocarbon dating. These samples were recovered from Holocene alluvium in soil pits downstream of Friant Dam and from auger holes in slackwater deposits upstream of the dam. Botanic components and detrital charcoal were identified, and potentially radiocarbon-datable material was separated. Several of the bulk soil samples did not yield sufficient macroscopic charcoal for radiocarbon dating; therefore, five of the samples were processed to recover possible microscopic charcoal for dating. A total of ten radiocarbon dates were obtained on charcoal, microcharcoal, and wood from these samples.


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CHARCOAL AND WOOD IDENTIFICATION, MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS, AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF SAMPLES FROM THE FRIANT DAM, CALIFORNIA. Kathryn Puseman. PRI Technical Report ,2011-039. 2011 ( tDAR id: 380177) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8KS6R46


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min long: -120.374; min lat: 36.346 ; max long: -118.941; max lat: 37.033 ;

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Contact(s): PaleoResearch Institute


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