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MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF HEARTH FILL, CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION, AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF CHARCOAL FROM PREHISTORIC SITE CM-1, KERN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Author(s): Peter Kováčik

Year: 2015

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Summary

Site CM-1 lies in the Western Mojave Desert subregion northwest of California City in Kern County, California. A hearth exposed during RE Cinco Solar Project construction grading activities in the area yielded numerous fire-affected rocks, charcoal, one mano fragment, ochre, a bone fragment, one charred or uncharred juniper (Juniperus) seed and several lithics, including an obsidian flake (Christopher Duran, personal communication June 24, 2015). Sediment samples were collected in and around the main cluster of fire-affected rocks for macrofloral analysis to recover and identify plants used by site occupants. In addition, a single charcoal sample was submitted for identification and AMS radiocarbon age determination to

ascertain the period of use.


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MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS OF HEARTH FILL, CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION, AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF CHARCOAL FROM PREHISTORIC SITE CM-1, KERN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. Peter Kováčik. PRI Technical Report ,2015-072. 2015 ( tDAR id: 399650) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8QC05P4


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min long: -120.094; min lat: 34.805 ; max long: -117.469; max lat: 35.778 ;

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Contact(s): PaleoResearch Institute, Inc.


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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