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Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Kathryn Puseman ; Thomas E. Moutoux

Year: 1999

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Artifacts from eight sites in the 4S Ranch Project in San Diego County, southern California were analyzed for pollen, phytoliths, or protein residues. Column samples also were floated to recover charred macrofloral remains. The project area is located on the first range of hills rising above the Pacific Ocean and contains over 20 archaeological sites. Soil samples from these sites yielded uncalibrated conventional radiocarbon dates ranging from 7400 + 140 BP to 300 + 60 BP. The project area appears to have experienced several occupations. pollen, phytolith, and protein residue analyses will be used to provide information concerning possible plant and animal resources processed using the various artifacts. Charred plant remains recovered during macrofloral analysis also will lend insight into plant resources utilized by the site occupants. These analyses will aid in identifying possible changes in use of the project area over time for quarrying and subsistence pursuits.

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POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, AND PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS OF ARTIFACTS FROM THE 4S RANCH PROJECT, CALIFORNIA. Linda Scott Cummings, Kathryn Puseman, Thomas E. Moutoux. PRI Technical Report ,1999-013. 1999 ( tDAR id: 380526) ; doi:10.6067/XCV818363B


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min long: -117.699; min lat: 32.528 ; max long: -116.062; max lat: 33.473 ;

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PRI Technical Report(s): 99-013

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