POLLEN, PARASITE, PHYTOLITH, AND ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION (XRF) ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM LA ALBERCA ROCKSHELTER, MEXICO

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 2018

Summary

La Alberca Rockshelter is a highland cliff painting site located in the Tancítaro volcanic range foothills, Michoacan, Mexico. The site exhibits Mesoamerican motifs on the primary rock panel, while Archaic motifs are distributed throughout the cliff walls. Excavations at the rockshelter recovered obsidian flakes, an obsidian arrowhead, a smoothing or polishing rock, faunal remains, and a human skeleton. The burial included grave goods, and upon further excavation, it appears to have been positioned so the skeleton would not roll out of the rockshelter (Steven Hackenberger, personal communication, August 20, 2018). Sediment samples exhibiting different color characteristics from different locations in the La Alberca Rockshelter were submitted for pollen, parasite, phytolith, and/or X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis.

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POLLEN, PARASITE, PHYTOLITH, AND ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION (XRF) ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM LA ALBERCA ROCKSHELTER, MEXICO. Linda Scott Cummings. PRI Technical Report ,2018-038. 2018 ( tDAR id: 447734) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8447734

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min long: -104.711; min lat: 16.253 ; max long: -99.086; max lat: 20.052 ;

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