Micro sample 379


Maize phytoliths associated with milling stones in Zone B (Piperno and Pearsall 1998). This zone was later AMS-dated with a sample of sediment phytoliths (different from the maize phytoliths associated with the tools)(Piperno et al. 2000) -- see starch grain sample associated with this date.

Radiocarbon Date

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References Cited

Piperno, D. R.
    2009    Identifying crop plants with phytoliths (and starch grains) in Central and South America: A review and an update of the evidence. Quaternary International 193(1/2):146-159.

Piperno, D. R. and D. M. Pearsall
    1998    Origins of Agriculture in the Lowland Neotropics. Academic Press, San Diego.

Piperno, D. R., A. J. Ranere, I. Holst and P. Hansell
    2000    Starch Grains Reveal Early Root Crop Horticulture in the Panamanian Tropical Forest. Nature 407:894-897.


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