Micro sample 466


Fifteen maize starch grains were recovered from a boulder milling stone base (Artifact No. 26a) in Zone C, Middle Block (Piperno et al. 2000:894, Table 1). This artifact is very likely associated with radiocarbon sample NZA-10929 since it is stratigraphically above sample UCR-3417. The dated material was an associated sample of phytoliths collected from the surrounding sediments.

Radiocarbon Date

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References Cited

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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