flotation samples from archaeological site

Donna Ford-Werntz dford2 at WVU.EDU
Tue Jun 1 10:39:54 CDT 2004

I am posting this for Dr. Molly Clark, West Virginia Wesleyan College,
Buckhannon, WV; please reply to gregg at wvwc.edu: I am currently
excavating an archaeological site as a May term class at Wesleyan.  We
have recently encountered several storage pits which range in age from
1350 A.D. to 1000 B.C.  I have collected 2 liter soil samples from every
level in the pits and the surrounding soil matrix and would like to
float them and have the organic material identified.  I was wondering if
you know of anyone who would be interested in doing identification of
our botanical material? This could even be a good project for a student
as identification is not a destructive process.  Considering the depth
and amount of archaeological material we are currently recovering, this
site is one of the best in West Virginia and will make an excellent
publication.  I should like to pursue all lines of evidence relating to
use/ activity at the site. Any direction or information would be greatly

More information about the Taxacom mailing list