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POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, STARCH, AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF ORGANIC RESIDUE FROM A SHERD AT THE CACHE SITE, 24HL49, MONTANA

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Chad Yost

Year: 2012

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Summary

The Cache site (24HL49) is a pottery cache located on the south side of the Milk River in the vicinity of the Fresno Dam, Fresno, Montana. Two vessels that date to the Late Prehistoric Period were recovered from the site, one nested inside the other. Vessel 1 is a nearly complete vessel, which is represented by 37 sherds and appears to have been crushed by the weight of the settling cap-rock. Black, carbonized organic matter was noted on the interior of the vessel. Vessel 2 is an incomplete, thick-walled, globular vessel with an everted rim. The exterior of this vessel exhibited cord-wrapped paddle impressions. To determine the food source of the residue, a sherd from Vessel 2 was submitted for pollen, phytolith, and starch analysis. The specimen was also submitted for AMS radiocarbon dating.


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POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, STARCH, AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF ORGANIC RESIDUE FROM A SHERD AT THE CACHE SITE, 24HL49, MONTANA. Linda Scott Cummings, Chad Yost. PRI Technical Report ,2012-103. 2012 ( tDAR id: 380396) ; doi:10.6067/XCV86H4H0C


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min long: -110.018; min lat: 48.554 ; max long: -109.93; max lat: 48.664 ;

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Contact(s): PaleoResearch Institute


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