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PHYTOLITH AND STARCH ANALYSIS OF A FIRE-AFFECTED ROCK SAMPLE FROM SITE CA-ALA-566, ALAMEDA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 2015

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Located along a creek in Castro Valley, CA-ALA-566 exhibits evidence of prehistoric occupation between approximately 1150 and 1050 BP. It contains extensive fire-affected rock features and associated light artifact density. A single fire-affected rock was selected and submitted for phytolith and starch analysis in an effort to find evidence of food processing involving these features. A chert core tool was examined for starch and a small mortar was washed at Garcia and Associates to recover pollen and starch evidence of food processing.


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PHYTOLITH AND STARCH ANALYSIS OF A FIRE-AFFECTED ROCK SAMPLE FROM SITE CA-ALA-566, ALAMEDA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. Linda Scott Cummings. PRI Technical Report ,2015-077. 2015 ( tDAR id: 400750) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8W097HW


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min long: -122.171; min lat: 37.248 ; max long: -120.847; max lat: 37.818 ;

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