Micro sample 417


Starch granules (10) recovered from a cooking-pot (FS1016, sample 13). The AMS date was made directly on the organic residues adhering to the sherd and in which the starch grains were embedded (Zarrillo et al. 2008:5008).

Radiocarbon Date

Attached Files

"Maize starch granule recovered from charred interior residues of pottery (FS1016, sample 13) under polarized (A) and cross-polarized (B) light showing strong birefringence and excellent preservation. (Scale bar, 20 μm.)" (Zarrillo et al. 2008:5008).

References Cited

Zarrillo, S., D. M. Pearsall, J. S. Raymond, M. A. Tisdale and D. J. Quon
    2008    Directly dated starch residues document early formative maize (Zea mays L.) in tropical Ecuador. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 105(13):5006–5011.


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