Three Fir Shelter


This site, located on Black Mesa in Northern Arizona was excavated by Francis Smiley and colleagues in the mid-1980s. Maize recovered from the site was dated and yielded some of the earliest examples from Northern Arizona (Smiley 1994).

ID Other ID Type Subtype Uncal BP (years) ± 1 σ (years) Median cal BP (years) Lower cal BP (years) Upper cal BP (years) δ13C Contaminated?
Beta-26275 MacroSample cob 3610 170 3940 4416 3485 No

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References Cited

Smiley, Francis E.
    1994    The Agricultural Transition in the Northern Southwest: Patterns in the Current Chronometric Data. Kiva 60(2):165-189.