Archeological Evidence for Utilizaton of Wild Rice

  title={Archeological Evidence for Utilizaton of Wild Rice},
  author={Eric S. Johnson},
  pages={276 - 277}
  • E. Johnson
  • Published 17 January 1969
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
The use of wild rice during the late prehistoric period is suggested by charred wild rice grains associated with fire hearths and threshing pits in historically known, specialized harvesting sites. Similar wild rice grains imbedded in the clay lining of specialized threshing pits called "jig pots" confirms the prehistoric use. 
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