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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

Paleoethnobotany on the Northern Plains: The Tuscany Archaeological Site (EgPn-377), Calgary

£37.00
Author:
Evelyn Siegfried
Publication Year:
2014
Language:
English
Paperback:
174pp. Illustrated throughout in black and white
ISBN 10:
140731338X
ISBN:
9781407313382
BAR number:
S2691
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
An extensive sediment sampling project was part of the overall excavation strategy for the Tuscany Site Archaeological Project (EgPn-377), location of the University of Calgary field school from 1995-1997. A series of paleosols in the lower stratigraphy yielded charred botanical remains and other materials like insects and terrestrial mollusks. The charred botanical remains were the focus of this study, enabling a paleoenvironmental reconstruction analysis and a paleoethnobotanical interpreetation for people living in the landscape at ~7800 years ago. This study provides a very rare glimpse and summary of some of the in situ paleo-vegetation cover found in a dry-land site on the high plains of North America during the early Holocene.