Zea mays (Haudenosaunee White Corn - dried)

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Title

Zea mays (Haudenosaunee White Corn - dried)

Subject

Starch grains viewed under 400x transmitted and cross polarized light (showing extinction cross)

Description

polygonal and sphere shaped starch grains (transitory) ranging from 5 - 20 microns. Hilum is typically centric and open. Extinction cross is well defined, with arms being straight or slightly bent (reflecting uneven surface). Lamellae are absent and various fissures may be present (e.g., stellate, y-shaped or longitudinal). Double outer wall present.

Supporting literature:
Messner, T.C. 2011. Acorns and Bitter Roots. Starch Grain Research in the Prehistoric Eastern Woodlands. The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.

Source

A.L.X. - modern Haudenosaunee white corn sample

Creator

S. Prado and A.L.X.

Date

June 11 2022

Relation

Part of SSHRC Partnership Engagement Grant: Collaborative Archaeologies, Decolonized Foodways

Type

Starch grain

Identifier

Starch grain

Files

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Collection

Citation

S. Prado and A.L.X. , “Zea mays (Haudenosaunee White Corn - dried),” McMaster Microbotanical Research Database, accessed August 14, 2022, https://macmicrobot.omeka.net/items/show/22.