MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS, BONE COLLAGEN EXTRACTION, AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF SAMPLES FROM THE CUC FUEL PIPELINE PROJECT, PUERTO RICO, SAIPAN

Author(s): Peter Kováčik; Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 2017

Summary

The CUC Fuel Pipeline Project, located in Puerto Rico, Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, revealed several prehistoric features and burials. Seven bulk soil samples collected from various features were submitted for macrofloral analysis to recover and identify charred botanic remains suitable for radiocarbon analysis. Additionally, bone collagen extraction and radiocarbon date was requested on human rib fragments collected from a single prehistoric burial. Seven charred botanic samples and extracted bone collagen were then submitted for AMS radiocarbon age determination to ascertain the temporal affiliation of examined features. These samples are expected to indicate occupation during the Latte Period (AD 800 to AD 1500) (Randy Harper, personal communication January 17, 2017).

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MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS, BONE COLLAGEN EXTRACTION, AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF SAMPLES FROM THE CUC FUEL PIPELINE PROJECT, PUERTO RICO, SAIPAN. Peter Kováčik, Linda Scott Cummings. PRI Technical Report ,2017-008. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435873) ; doi:10.6067/XCV82J6FS3

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