Goldkrest

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This site was excavated in 1993 as part of a salvage project during the construction of a natural gas transmission line. It is located on the floodplain of the Hudson River, just downstream from Albany, NY. It has Middle and Late Woodland, and Historic period occupations (Largy et. al.1999). Abundant maize and other plant remains were found during flotation analysis of several deposits at the site.
Mapping co-ordinates approximate.

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?
GX-22651 MacroSample kernel 380 50 430 510 314 No

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References Cited

Largy, T. B., L. Lavin, M. E. Mozzi and K. Furgerson
    1999    Corncobs and Buttercups: Plant Remains from the Goldkrest Site. In Current Northeast Paleoethnobotany, edited by J. P. Hart, pp. 69-84, Bulletin No. 494. New York State Museum, Albany.

Little, E. A.
    1999    Appendix I: Maize Age and Isotope Values at the Goldkrest Site. In: Chapter 5: Corncobs and Buttercups: Plant Remains from the Goldkrest Site, by T. B. Largy, L. Lavin, M. E. Mozzi, and K. Furgerson. In Current Northeast Paleoethnobotany, edited by J. P. Hart, Bulletin No. 494. New York State Museum, Albany.

Little, E. A.
    2002    Kautantouwit's Legacy: Calibrated Dates on Prehistoric Maize in New England. American Antiquity 67(1):109-118.