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POLLEN, STARCH, PARASITE, PHYTOLITH, MACROFLORAL, PROTEIN RESIDUE, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSES AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF A COPROLITE FROM THE EAGLE POINT SHELTER (5RB4662), RIO BLANCO COUNTY, COLORADO

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

Year: 2012

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Summary

A coprolite fragment recovered near a midden at the Eagle Point Shelter (site 5RB4662) in Rio Blanco County, Colorado, was submitted for pollen, starch, parasite, phytolith, macrofloral, protein residue, and organic residue analyses, the latter using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). An AMS radiocarbon date was obtained on botanic material recovered during macrofloral analysis. The fecal material fell from an area above the midden into an excavated portion of the feature. The combination of multiple analyses is used to determine if the coprolite is human in origin, as well as to gain information regarding diet and local vegetation.


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POLLEN, STARCH, PARASITE, PHYTOLITH, MACROFLORAL, PROTEIN RESIDUE, AND ORGANIC RESIDUE (FTIR) ANALYSES AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF A COPROLITE FROM THE EAGLE POINT SHELTER (5RB4662), RIO BLANCO COUNTY, COLORADO. Kathryn Puseman, Linda Scott Cummings, Chad Yost. PRI Technical Report ,2012-126. 2012 ( tDAR id: 380462) ; doi:10.6067/XCV88W3CX8


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min long: -109.056; min lat: 39.687 ; max long: -106.364; max lat: 40.753 ;

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Contact(s): PaleoResearch Institute


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