Pollen Records of Guila Naquitz Cave

  title={Pollen Records of Guila Naquitz Cave},
  author={James Schoenwetter},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  pages={292 - 303}
  • J. Schoenwetter
  • Published 1 April 1974
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • American Antiquity
Abstract Pollen recovered from the sediments of Guila Naquitz Cave, Oaxaca, is compared with pollen representing modern ecological patterns in the Valley of Oaxaca. This allows the reconstruction of both vegetational and climatic patterns for the period of preceramic occupancy of the cave: roughly, 6000-8000 B.C. A generally cooler yet more xeric climate apparently prevailed, as had been suggested by faunal analyses at Coxcatlan Cave near Tehuacan, Puebla. However, the floral and faunal… 

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