Final Report on the Carbonized Wood Remains from the Matacanela Site, Veracruz, Mexico

Part of the Matacanela Archaeological project

Author(s): Renee M. Bonzani

Year: 2017


This report describes the carbonized heavy fraction wood remains recovered from fifty-five samples from seven units (Units TA1, 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 4A and 4B)(Table 1) and the carbonized wood remains recovered from the light fractions of flotation from fifty samples from six units (Units TA1, 1B, 1C, 2, 3, and 4B)(Table 2) collected during the excavations of the Matacanela Site in Veracruz, Mexico. One thousand four hundred and nine carbonized wood fragments (<7.9 grams) were heavy fractions from these units with 145 fragments (<4.3 grams) or approximately ten percent of these undergoing analysis for identifications (Table 1). From the light fractions, approximately five thousand one hundred and seventy-one carbonized wood fragments (<25.58 grams) were recovered from these units with 246 fragments (<9.5 grams) being greater than 2 millimeters in diameter. Of these 214 fragments or approximately four percent of the wood recovered from the light fractions were randomly selected for identifications. The highly fragmented nature of the wood remains with the majority being under one millimeter in size resulted in the small percentage (14 %) of fragments that could be identified. Furthermore, many of these identifications are tentative or the remains could only be placed into types of taxon for future verifications.

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Final Report on the Carbonized Wood Remains from the Matacanela Site, Veracruz, Mexico. Renee M. Bonzani. 2017 ( tDAR id: 446650) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8XP77VT

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min long: -95.112; min lat: 18.325 ; max long: -95.081; max lat: 18.345 ;

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