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CHARCOAL AND BOTANIC IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF SAMPLES FROM THE HALLS SWAMP SITE (19-PL-1067), PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS

Author(s): Peter Kováčik ; Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 2014

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Summary

The Halls Swamp Site (19-PL-1067) is situated within the coastal town of Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Various activity and occupation areas with cultural features including hearths, charcoal pits, trash and/or storage pits that contained chipped stone tools, chipping debris, burnt rock fragments, and/or charcoal were identified at this site. Diagnostic projectile points, including Neville-, Stark-, Brewerton-, and Small Stemmed-type, suggest occupation during the Middle and Late Archaic Periods (ca. 8000–3000 BP)(Heather Olson, personal communication October 9, 2014). Four different features were sampled for charcoal identification and subsequent AMS radiocarbon age determination to ascertain the periods of use.


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CHARCOAL AND BOTANIC IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF SAMPLES FROM THE HALLS SWAMP SITE (19-PL-1067), PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS. Peter Kováčik, Linda Scott Cummings. PRI Technical Report ,2014-109. 2014 ( tDAR id: 394312) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8JM2BKW


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min long: -70.814; min lat: 41.923 ; max long: -70.643; max lat: 42.041 ;

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Contact(s): PaleoResearch Institute


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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America