Macro sample 638


Several Zea mays cob fragments in Pit Feature 33 at a depth of 56-64 cm were recovered and associated with the Middle Woodland period (Conrad et al. 1984:445). This date is younger than expected, but it is close to dates (620-520 BP) obtained from three other Mississippian pit features at the site.

This date has been reported in the Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database (CARD) (Morlan and Betts 1999).

Radiocarbon Date

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References Cited

Conard, N., D. L. Asch, N. B. Asch, D. Elmore, H. Gove, M. Rubin, J. A. Brown, M. D. Wiant, K. B. Farnsworth and T. G. Cook
    1984    Accelerator Radiocarbon Dating of Evidence for Prehistoric Horticulture in Illinois. Nature 308(5958):443-446.

Morlan, R. E. and M. Betts
    1999-2005 Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database. Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec.


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