Macrobotanical and Pollen Analysis of the Canada Alamosa Project

Author(s): Richard Holloway; Karl Laumbach

Year: 2018


Analysis of macrobotanical materials from the Cañada Alamosa Project began with materials from the 1999 field season and continued to materials from the 2011 season. The samples were retrieved from four sites (LA 1125, LA 2292, LA 88891, and LA 88889). A total of 1,359 samples were analyzed for this project. In total, 223 individual specimens of corn cob fragments were examined via digital electronic photography (Table 2). A total of 3,052 individual cupules provided measurements for our database which was then used to compare types of remains. New methods were developed during this project, which allowed us to obtain large quantities of measurements on the charred cob fragments without harming the specimen. The improvement of digital electronic photography allows measurements to be taken off the digital pictures instead of directly on the specimen. All cobs examined were photographed and then measurements taken on the photos.

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Macrobotanical and Pollen Analysis of the Canada Alamosa Project. Richard Holloway, Karl Laumbach. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445053)

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min long: -114.346; min lat: 26.352 ; max long: -98.789; max lat: 38.411 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 22722