paleoethnobotany, microfossils, Casas Grandes, archaeology, prehistoric diet
Microfossil analysis is a technique used to better understand prehistoric diets. As part of a larger multinational project, we gathered and analyzed 112 samples of dental calculus (fossilized plaque) from human remains discovered at Paquimé and other sites in the Casas Grandes river valley to identify various microfossils still present in the silica matrix. With this information, we are able to better understand the flora present during ancient times and how it was used (food, processing, etc.).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
King, Daniel; Searcy, Michael T.; and Waller, Kyle, "Plant Microfossils Recovered from Dental Calculus at Casas Grandes, Mexico" (2016). Faculty Publications. 1729.
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