Forensic Palynological Data Acquisition for Niger Delta, Nigeria.

ASADU A.N, OMOBORIOWO A.O

Abstract


Palynological Baseline data acquisition for superficial sediments were carried out within the  parts of  Delta  State in the area bounded by Longitudes 6.49E  and 8.33E  and latitudes 4.47N and 8.35N for the purpose of forensic studies. The study area   comprises Ogharefe, Otefe , Otuamara IbabaLume Town  Amukpe, Amuokpokpo,Agbarha Ughelli, Ughelli ,Afiesere, Orogun, Owheru Town  Avwon, Ogode Town Oguname  Agoloma,Samples collected comprising of sandstone, siltstone and shale across a geographic spread from north to south. The palynomorphs recovered consist of Delitschia sp ,Polyporisporites sp Psilastephanocolporites sp ,Brachysporisporites sp (1), Stereisporites sp, Octosporites sp, Lycopodiumsporites sp,Hypoxylonites sp  Psilatricolpites sp,  Aletesporites sp,.e.t.c The identification of these palynomorphs helped to generate   palyno-geographic distribution  chart  of  different palynomorph groups giving credence to  a robust data bank for forensic studies  in the study area.


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