New Life for Old Samples: Investigating the Paleoethnobotanical Record from Tijeras Canyon
Author(s): Lisa Huckell
This is an abstract from the "Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, and Public Education at Tijeras Pueblo, New Mexico" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
University of New Mexico field school excavations carried out at Tijeras Pueblo in the Sandia Mountains by Jim Judge and Linda Cordell from 1971 to 1976 left a legacy of more than than 2,000 botanical samples, consisting of maize, flotation samples, wood samples, and macrobotanical specimens. Apart from a single preliminary paper produced by a field school staff member, the potential of this archive has remained untapped for more than 40 years. The use of Tijeras flotation samples for student projects for a UNM class in paleoethnobotany has provided the opportunity to initiate a new phase of investigation that has expanded on the limited contexts sampled for the earlier study to include all room blocks and both major occupation periods defined by Cordell. This paper presents the results of the current semester’s analyses in combination with previous data to offer new insights into the subsistence economy created by the Tijeras Pueblo residents.
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New Life for Old Samples: Investigating the Paleoethnobotanical Record from Tijeras Canyon. Lisa Huckell. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451724)
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