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Lab number
Material dated
pottery encrustation; tartre de poterie
north end of Cayuga Lake, Cayuga County, New York
Map sheet
J.P. Hart
Date uploaded
January 15, 2020
Date updated
March 8, 2004
Normalized Age
1247 ± 48
δ13C (per mil)
Middle Woodland; Sylvicole moyen
cooking residue from the interior of Carpenter Brook Cord or Cord vessel (41356-6)
Associated taxa
cultigen: Zea mays, Cucurbita pepo; Flora: Zizania aquatica
Additional information
Chemical pretreatment was performed at ISGS, and the sample was dated by the Oxford Accelerator Unit. A second C-13 ratio = -27.5.
Hunter's Home: This site is located on the Seneca River or a landform rising above Montezuma's Marsh north of Cayuga Lake. It is the type site of Ritchie's late Middle Woodland Hunter's Home phase. Hart et al. (2003) present eight AMS dates on cooking residues that were studied for their phytolith contents to identify the presence of maize, wild rice, and other plants.