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Elucidation of Size Patterning in Phytolith Assemblages by Field-Flow Fractionation
Journal of Archaeological Science
  • Beau T. Hansen, Boise State University
  • Mark G. Plew, Boise State University
  • Martin Schimpf, Boise State University
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Shape frequency distributions of phytolith assemblages have provided information for paleoecological reconstruction. Currently, there are no accepted methods for investigating corresponding patterning in phytolith sizes. Outlined here is a high-resolution analytical technique for characterizing size distributions, using flow-programmed field-flow fractionation. Results indicate discrete size distributions in different ecological contexts.
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Beau T. Hansen, Mark G. Plew and Martin Schimpf. "Elucidation of Size Patterning in Phytolith Assemblages by Field-Flow Fractionation" Journal of Archaeological Science (1998)
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