340 Works

Dating Snaketown

Henry Wallace
The tables included here accompany an article published in the Kiva in 2020 by Henry D. Wallace titled "Dating Snaketown." The tables provide ceramic dates for contexts excavated by Emil Haury and Gila Pueblo (Haury 1976; Gladwin et al. 1937) at Snaketown (AZ U:13:1 ASM) using the ceramic types developed from the 1998 and 2004 seriations and compares the new dates with those assigned by previous researchers.

Carney, Brown, and Wallen - Figure 1

James Brown
Figure 1. Map of the greater North American Northwest, with the Columbia-Plateau region shaded in grey. Numbers correspond with chapters and indicate approximate locations of case studies within the volume. 3. Gingko State Park Project, WA; Johnson, Lubinski, and Hackenberger 4. Lower John Day River, OR; Endzweig 5. Central Columbia Plateau, BC, ID, OR, & WA; Carney 6. Upper and Middle Columbia River, WA; Brown and Hackenberger 7. Wells Dam Reservoir, WA; Rorabaugh 8. Clearwater...

Rorabaugh - Figure 1

Adam Rorabaugh
Figure 1. Wells Dam Project Area and Referenced Locations Rorabaugh, Adam N. 2020 A Critical Reassessment of the Chronology of the Wells Dam Project Area: 9,000 Years of Continuity on the Upper-Middle Columbia River. In Of Housepits and Homes: Of Housepits and Homes: 21st Century Perspectives on Houses and Settlements in the Columbia-Fraser Plateau Past. Edited by Molly Carney, James W. Brown, and Dakota E. Wallen, pp. Journal of Northwest Anthropology Memoir 20, Richland, WA.

The Life and Death of a Post Hole

Peter J. Reynolds
The construction of the Pimperne Round House and its subsequent dismantlement have already been reported (Harding, Blake & Reynolds 1993). This paper seeks to focus upon one specific aspect/discovery made during the dismantlement process which has considerable significance for future analysis of prehistoric round houses on two specific events: first, the projected longevity of such a structure, and second, the nature of materials finds from principal post-holes. For these latter, the probability that their deposition...

Reconstruct or Construct - The Pimperne House

Peter J. Reynolds
If ever there was a building boom it has to be in the business of reconstructing the past. In the last decade throughout Britain and Europe more prehistoric houses have been built than at any time since they were built with the serious intent of domestic occupation. It is, of course, a critical element in the process of interpreting the past, in making sense of patterns of post-holes or the waterlogged stumps of posts and...

A New Hypocaust for the Millennium

Peter J. Reynolds
This is a short description of an archaeological experiment. The first roman hypocaust built with the original material in about 1600 years in Hampshire, Britain.

The Fragmentation of Pottery in the Ploughsoil

Peter J. Reynolds
Field walking has been traditional activity in Britain since the turn of the century. Given the large numbers of amateur archaeological societies spread countrywide, aside from the annual summer excavation, the major activity of these societies usually in the winter has been to walk areas within their regions fairly regularly if not systematically. It is normal, for example, to have special areas where sites are known and rewards will be commensurately high. Such sites therefore...

Experimental Iron Age Storage Pits: An Interim Report

Peter J. Reynolds
The aim of this paper is to explain the principles of the storage of grain in underground pits and to present an interim summary of the results so far obtained from a long-term series of grain storage experiments and their implications. At the outset it must be made clear that the trends indicated by the results are, in fact, trends and that the implications presented are to be considered accordingly. A major problem that besets...

The Vallus: The First Reaping Machine

Peter J. Reynolds
"There is little doubt that during the first century A.D. the typical cereals under cultivation were as in the preceding century, namely Emmer (Triticum dicoccum), Spelt (Triticum spefta), Bread Wheat (Triticum aestivum), Club wheat (Triticum compactum), Barley (Hordeum vulgare) and probably oats (Avena sativa). From the extant representations of both vallus and carpentum, it is unclear which cereal is depicted. However, it is the belief of this writer that the invention of the reaping machine...

The Third Harvest of the First Millennium AD

Peter J Reynolds & Christine Shaw
The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the agricultural practices of the peasant class during the first millennium, particularly the Medieval period. The paper also discusses the social aspects of this "lower" class and how their "physical toil of food production" directly effected the landscape, dietary norms, and the economy.

Storage of Barley Grain in Iron Age Type Underground Pits

, & Peter J. Reynolds
This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the EXARC Bibliography, originally compiled by Roeland Paardekooper, and updated. Most of these records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have...

The Ploughzone

Peter J. Reynolds
In recent yeats the topsoil or ploughzone in the rural context has recevied increasing attention and today, because of the escalating costs of excavation and the dwindling resources provided for archaeology, that attention is being further intensified. Financial constraint, however, is not the only motivation. The results of aerial survey and organised field walking have shown that excavation can only examine a minimal percentage of the known sites, a percentage which rapidly decreases as modern...

The nature of experiment in archaeology

Peter J. Reynolds
The object of this paper is to explore the nature of experiment in archaeology today and to asses its potential role in so far as it may confirm or deny interpretations of excavated data.

The Donnerupland Ard

Peter J. Reynolds
This paper presents the results of a current research programmes designed to examine by replication the construction, function and wear patterns of the Donnerupland ard. The research programme is being carried out by the author at the Butser Ancient Farm Project Trust near Portsmouth in Hampshire, England. The original ard is described in detail from the evidence recorded by P.V. Glob with further observations of the critical elements of wedges and the bracing of the...


Linda Scott Cummings & Jenna Battillo
Sites 24ME163 and 24ME1105 are lithic scatters located along Sheep Creek in the Little Belt Mountains of the Northern Rocky Mountains, Meagher County, Montana. Recent excavations at the sites discovered hearth features at both sites and numerous fire-cracked rock (FCR) at Site 24ME163 (Lynn Peterson, personal communication, July 23, 2019). Hearth feature fill recovered at Site 24ME163 was submitted for macrofloral analysis and AMS radiocarbon age determination. Charcoal samples recovered from a hearth at Site...

Hampton and Prentiss - Supplemental Figure 2

Ashley Hampton & Ethan Ryan
Supplemental Figure 2. Change in Jasper Debitage Locations (Floors IIa-IIf) - red: debitage present on later floor, blue: debitage present on earlier floor. Feature base map by Ethan Ryan. Ashley Hampton and Anna Marie Prentiss, Manifesting Membership: Understanding Change in Feature Location and Lithic Spatial Patterns within Housepit 54, Bridge River site, British Columbia.

Mesoamerican Radiocarbon Database (MesoRAD)

Julie Hoggarth & Claire Ebert
The Mesoamerican Radiocarbon (MesoRAD) database compiles radiocarbon dates and isotopic data from archaeological sites in across Mesoamerica. The initial dataset from MesoRAD is a compilation of 14C dates from the Maya lowlands. We will be expanding the database to other parts of Mesoamerica soon. If you would like to submit your data to MesoRAD, please visit our website for more information: http://www.mesorad.com

The Character of Conflict Research Project

Weston McCool
Objectives: This study uses osteological and radiocarbon datasets combined with formal quantitative analyses to test hypotheses concerning the character of conflict in the Nasca highlands during the Late Intermediate period (LIP, 950 – 1450 C.E.). We develop and test osteological expectations regarding what patterns should be observed if violence was characterized by intra-group violence, ritual conflict, intermittent raiding, or internecine warfare. Materials and methods: Crania (n = 267) were examined for ante-mortem and peri-mortem, overkill,...

Reconocimiento superficial del Valle de Yautepec, Morelos: informe final

Michael E. Smith
This is a technical report from an archaeological survey in the Yautepec Valley, in the Mexican state of Morelos. The report was submitted to the Consejo de Arqueología, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. There are 14 files in pdf format.

Two Ancient Rock Inscriptions Indicate an Archaic Chinese Presence in the American Southwest

John Ruskamp
This paper documents and offers translations for two sets of ancient, highly complex inscriptions readable as Chinese that were pecked into the rocks of Arizona and New Mexico an estimated 2,500 years ago. Here is what appears to be conclusive epigraphic evidence that Chinese explorers not only reached the Americas in pre-Columbian times but also interacted positively with Native populations, sharing both intellectual and cultural information.


Linda Scott Cummings
Site HiOv-155 is located north of Fort McMurray in northeastern Alberta, Canada. Three flaked lithics, including one complete Agate Basin projectile point and two biface fragments, recovered during excavation were submitted for protein residue analysis to identify animals that either were killed or processed.

Coding sheet for PrimStrat (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1953 Fauna dataset West Pillar 1/4\" Screen)

Bonnie Styles
This coding sheet was generated by tDAR for primstrat - VARCHAR 77098 column from Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1953 Fauna dataset West Pillar 1/4" Screen dataset (398934) on 8/6/20 2:10 PM

Phase III Archaeological Investigations at the Hayes Site (15Cl67) Carroll County, Kentucky

Christopher Hall
Between March 8 and 22, 2004, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. (CRAI), personnel conducted phase III data recovery excavations at the Hayes site (15Cl67) in Carroll County, Kentucky, to mitigate adverse affects of the installation of a force main sewer line associated with the proposed Carrollton Wastewater Treatment Plant. Mr. Terry A. Roach requested this work on behalf of Carrollton Utilities to comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. This project is federally...

Data Recovery Excavations at the Cranks Creek Site (15Hl58), Harlan County, Kentucky

Andrew Bradbury
Between June 17 and August 9, 2002, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. personnel conducted phase III data recovery excavations at the Cranks Creek site (15Hl58). The project was initiated in conjunction with the proposed realignment of US 421 near the community of Cranks in southeastern Harlan County, Kentucky (Item Number 11-254.00). The data recovery excavations were implemented to mitigate the adverse effects posed to the site from the proposed road construction. The excavations generally followed the...

Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina Site Survey Record 38BK2738

Rachel Fernandez
This document is a site form for site 38BK2738 recorded by the University of South Carolina.

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