EMAP (2001) Macrobotanical Remains from the Flying Fish (LA37767) and Pague Well (LA130191) Sites

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Author(s): Michael Diehl

Year: 2001


Eight flotation samples from two Eastern Mimbres Archaeological Project (EMAP) sites were

analyzed. Cultigens, primarily maize, were present in most of the samples. A limited array of wild seed

taxa were represented as well. The represented wood resources appear to have been drawn from the

Great Basin Conifer Woodland biotic province, and augmented by the use of riparian resources. The

woods in the assemblages were consistent with a plant resource use pattern that focused on locallyavailable

taxa. turning to the seeds and propagules, it is suggested that subsistence efforts were

apparently devoted to floodplain taxa that provided the largest harvests- principally maize and, to a

lesser extent, weedy crop pests like goosefoot and pigweed.

This report describes the laboratory methods that were used to handle and identify specimens in

the flotation samples, and lists the taxa that were observed in them. The ethnographically documented

uses of each identified taxon are briefly reviewed. In the concluding discussion, the shared characteristics

of the identified food resources are discussed. The implications of the amounts and kinds of wood

charcoal represented are also discussed.

Cite this Record

EMAP (2001) Macrobotanical Remains from the Flying Fish (LA37767) and Pague Well (LA130191) Sites. Michael Diehl. 2001 ( tDAR id: 399751) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8V1266N

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.428; min lat: 32.927 ; max long: -107.356; max lat: 32.982 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Arizona State University (ASU)

Principal Investigator(s): Michelle Hegmon; Margaret Nelson

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