New Insights from Old Collections: Cedar Mesa, Utah, Revisited
Lipe, William D.
Matson, R. G.
Kemp, Brian M.
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Basketmaker II period collections mode in the 1970s during tbe Cedar Mesa Project are being re-examined with new questions and in some cases with new analytical techniques. Included are DNA analyses of human and turkey coprolites, palynology of the latter, and studies of biface production technology:; and of a defensive site lithic assemblage. Experimental studies will assess the effects of stone-boiling with limestone on maize nutritional qualities. Regional subsistence data synthesis indicates the maize-dominated Cedar Mesa pattern is typical of the northern Soutbwest.