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CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF SAMPLES FROM SITE 5GN4093, GUNNISON COUNTY, COLORADO

Author(s): Peter Kovacik ; Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 2013

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Two charcoal samples from a hearth fill in a road cut at site 5GN4093, northwest of Wilson Ranch, Gunnison County, Colorado were submitted for identification and AMS radiocarbon dating. Tool diversity and quantity, variety of raw material sources, as well as quantity of fire cracked rock observed on the surface suggests this site represents a multicomponent camp. Diagnostic projectile point types reflect Paleoindian period (Folsom, Plainview, and Eden points dated to 11,000 - 9,000 BP), Middle Archaic period (Elko cornernotched and unknown stemmed point dated to 5,000 - ~ 4,000 BP), and Late Prehistoric period (Rosegate points dated to 1,500 - ~ 1,000 BP) occupations, indicating a series of use in this area.


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CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF SAMPLES FROM SITE 5GN4093, GUNNISON COUNTY, COLORADO. Peter Kovacik, Linda Scott Cummings. PRI Technical Report ,2013-091. 2013 ( tDAR id: 391616) ; doi:10.6067/XCV83T9J37


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