• Visitors hike along the base of the Gila Cliff Dwellings.

    Gila Cliff Dwellings

    National Monument New Mexico

Feast or Famine? Document D

Document: D

Title: Final Report on Preliminary Organic Residue Testing of Several Modified Rock Features at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Author: Tammy Buonasera

Source: Report

… This residue also contained several hydroxyl acids including two peaks identified as an unusual dihydroxy fatty acid. Small amounts of 9, 10 dihydroxy octadecanoic acid are known to occur in very few seeds. Interestingly, this compound was also identified in an aged experimental grinding tool that was used to grind commercially grown, domesticated sunflower seeds…

Buonasera, Tammy. "Report on Preliminary Organic Residue Testing of Several Modified Rock Features at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument." Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Sonoran Desert Research Station , 2002. Print.

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