Author(s): Kathryn Puseman

Year: 1993


Samples from various features at the late nineteenth/early twentieth century Lambert farmstead site in Mountainburg, Crawford County, Arkansas, were examined for macrofloral remains. This site was occupied by the Lambert family from roughly the 1930s to the 1940s. Features at the site include a three-room main house, a smaller "guest house", a possible smoker/evaporator, a shed/kitchen annex, a root cellar/barn, an animal pen, a stone table/well, a privy, a trash pit, a sheet midden, and various other stone features. It is believed that the Lambert family's experience is typical of many Americans in the midwestern United States during the Depression. The Ozarks became a refuge from the "big city" where several families lost their jobs in the early 1930s. Macrofloral analysis is used to provide information concerning diet, including use of indigenous and possibly introduced species of plant resources as food. Macrofloral analysis may also provide insight into historic plants found in garden areas, and possibly resources associated with occupations of the site prior to that by the Lambert family.

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MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS AT THE LAMBERT SITE, 3CW674, CRAWFORD COUNTY, ARKANSAS. Kathryn Puseman. PRI Technical Report ,1993-068. 1993 ( tDAR id: 380592) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8319VH8

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