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MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF SEDIMENT FROM SITE LA 169200, NEW MEXICO

Author(s): Kathryn Puseman ; Peter Kovacik

Year: 2011

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Sediment from an area of ashy fill mixed with charcoal pulled from the road bed in an area of a pipeline trespass at site LA 169200 in southeastern New Mexico was examined for macrofloral remains. Charcoal fragments recovered from the sample were submitted for AMS radiocarbon dating. This site is a dispersed surface artifact scatter with five associated hearth features containing fire-cracked rock and lithic artifacts. Four of the five diagnostic projectile points recovered from this site appear to represent Archaic forms (3500-2300 B.C.), while a single diagnostic appears to be a “Folsom”-type representing the Paleo-Indian time period (14000-8000 B.C.). Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning plants utilized by the occupants of the site, and AMS radiocarbon dating provides a temporal association for the feature.


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MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF SEDIMENT FROM SITE LA 169200, NEW MEXICO. Kathryn Puseman, Peter Kovacik. PRI Technical Report ,2011-066. 2011 ( tDAR id: 380206) ; doi:10.6067/XCV85H7FTS


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min long: -107.232; min lat: 31.794 ; max long: -103.057; max lat: 34.289 ;

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Contact(s): PaleoResearch Institute


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