Flora

Flora

Fuels and foods changed through time in the Upper Gunnison Basin.  We believe that these changes reflect environmental changes in the vegetational composition of the Basin.   The following are plants represented in archaeological deposits in the Upper Gunnison Basin.

Charcoal

  • Pinus sp
  • Pinus edulis
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • Juniperus sp.
  • Psuedotsuga sp.
  • Salicaceae
  • Salicaceae/Betula
  • Cowania-type
  • Fraxinus sp.

Seed

  • Pinus edulis
  • Juniperus sp.
  • Echinocerus sp.
  • Opuntia sp.
  • Chenopodium sp.
  • Rosaceae
  • Rhus sp.
  • Physalis sp.