Micro sample 473


A single maize starch grain was recovered from a sample of charred residue from the interior surface of a large fragment of pottery vessel dating to the Old Woman's phase (Ives 2007; pers. comm. to M. Blake, 2010). Zarrillo (2008) identified the maize starch along with abundant pine pollen which was also found in the residue.

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References Cited

Ives, J. W.
    2007    Insights into the Apachean Transition from the Subarctic Using Ceramic and Food Term Etymologies. Paper presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, TX.

Zarrillo, S.
    2008    The Amaizing Trace II: More on Precontact Maize in Alberta and the Canadian Plains. Lecture presented at the Archaeological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, Alberta, February 5.


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