Micro sample 496


Maize starch granules (n=4) were recovered from charred organic residues on the inner surface of a ceramic sherd (FS884, Sample 11C). The date was taken from associated charcoal recovered from the same layer and context (Zarrillo et al. 2008:5008).

Radiocarbon Date

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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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