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ANALYSIS OF THE LATE WOODLAND AND EMERGENT MISSISSIPPIAN ARCHAEOBOTANICAL ASSEMBLAGES AT THE RANGE SITE (11S47): THE EFFECT OF THE INTRODUCTION OF MAIZE ON FEATURE CONTENTS

by HENLEY, BLAIR

Abstract (Summary)
The Late Woodland (A.D. 300-800) and Emergent Mississippian (A.D. 800-1000) archaeobotanical assemblages from the Range site in the American Bottom region were analyzed to determine whether the introduction of maize caused a special storage feature to appear. Analysis concentrated on six main feature types and seven plant categories. During this transitional period, the archaeobotanical assemblage experienced a general decline in abundance, density, diversity, and ubiquity. Domesticated plants became favored over wild varieties, indicating an intensifying commitment to food production. The types of features contained a diverse range of plant taxa, and a specialized function was unable to be determined for the different pit types.
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:range site archaeobotany american bottom paleoethnobotany

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Date of Publication:01/01/2003

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