Binghamton MAPA grad student floats Archaic period shell ring samples from SC

Anna Patchen is a first year Master's in Public Archaeology student. Today, she floated samples in the Binghamton University Public Archaeology Facility's flo-tech float machine. These samples were recovered from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina where Binghamton Assistant Professor Matt Sanger is leading a project on studying hunter-gatherers who inhabited the region several millennia ago. The site is a shell ring formed by the discard of mollusks and fish. Through Anna's research, we look forward to seeing what kind of plants these people ate, used, and discarded as well.

New Article on Quinoa and Kañawa in the Ancient Andes by Langlie

Check out Dr. Langlie's new article in the journal Vegetation History and Archaeobotany titled: Morphological Analysis of Late Pre-Hispanic Peruvian Chenopodium spp. This research focuses on her analysis of chenopods from the site Ayawiri, a Late Intermediate period (AD 1100-1450) hillfort located near Puno, Peru. During excavations directed by Dr. Elizabeth Arkush from the University of Pittsburgh, caches of chenopods that filled up jars were found burned below house floors.

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