"One of the few native plants I know of that is so closely linked with archeological sites-there are actually a couple others that are limited to shell middens.
I didn't know that. Why are they linked to archaeological sites? Were the plants used by the ancient inhabitants?
posted on 11/30/2001 3:41:52 PM PST
I tried to enlarge this picture without success. I was so fascinated with this story that I still have this magazine. The dogs on the cover look more like Yellow Labs than all the other pictures posted.
posted on 11/30/2001 3:47:55 PM PST
There are suposedly some plants the Indians brought from Central America-I've never seen them, though it wouldn't suprise me if they're there. The buckthorn grows on middens because of the high lime content-all those shells sitting there for thousands of years. It possible that you might find natural midden like sites-I've seen thick piles of shells high and dry on Little Dauphin Island-but most are limited to these lime rich sites. Not sure if Indians used the plants, altough they probably ended up spreading them unaware.
posted on 11/30/2001 3:49:44 PM PST
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