Correlation of Archeological and Palynological Data

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Science  10 Jun 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3728, pp. 1507-1509
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3728.1507


Analysis of a series of pollen samples and artifact materials, taken from the same excavation units in prehistoric sites in the Middle Pecos River, valley of central eastern New Mexico, shows meaningful correlations between some major pollen groups and categories of artifacts. The correlations suggest the use of relative quantities of artifact materials to correct the distortion, resulting from cultural activity, in pollen sanmples from archeological sites.