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POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, AND INFRA-RED ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM POSSIBLE PLANTING AND AGRICULTURAL AREAS, CHARLES TOWNE LANDING STATE HISTORICAL SITE, SOUTH CAROLINA

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings ; Chad Yost ; Kim Kral

Year: 2007

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Summary

Four samples from the historic Charles Towne Landing site (38CH1-PSTS) were

analyzed for archaeobotanical remains. Charles Towne Landing State Park is located along

the west bank of the Ashley River, across the river from Charlestown, South Carolina, which

occupies the east bank of the river. The park is situated on a peninsula surrounded by tidal,

salt water marshes. Upland areas are primarily comprised of mixed hardwoods and grassy

openings. Samples from two possible planting features and a possible agricultural trench

feature were examined using pollen and phytolith analysis. A sample from unit 179, level 3,

representing a possible floor or work yard, was examined using pollen, phytolith and FTIR

analysis. The results of the analyses should provide some information useful to interpreting the

origin and function of these features associated with historic Charles Towne Landing.


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POLLEN, PHYTOLITH, AND INFRA-RED ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM POSSIBLE PLANTING AND AGRICULTURAL AREAS, CHARLES TOWNE LANDING STATE HISTORICAL SITE, SOUTH CAROLINA. Linda Scott Cummings, Chad Yost, Kim Kral. 2007 ( tDAR id: 380785) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8M61JX9


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