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Comments On Anarchism And The Archaeology Of Anarchic Societies: Resistance To Centralization In The Coast Salish Region Of The Pacific Northwest Coast, Kenneth Ames Jan 2012

Comments On Anarchism And The Archaeology Of Anarchic Societies: Resistance To Centralization In The Coast Salish Region Of The Pacific Northwest Coast, Kenneth Ames

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

The author discusses how the paper contributes to several important trends in our understanding of Northwest Coast social evolution.


Comments On "Identification, Classification, & Zooarchaeology", Virginia L. Butler Jan 2011

Comments On "Identification, Classification, & Zooarchaeology", Virginia L. Butler

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Comments on the article "Identification, Classification and Zooarchaeology" by Jonathan C. Driver.


The Experimental Reduction Of Rock In A Camas Oven: Towards An Understanding Of The Behavioral Significance Of Fire-Cracked Rock, Douglas C. Wilson, David V. Delyria Jan 1999

The Experimental Reduction Of Rock In A Camas Oven: Towards An Understanding Of The Behavioral Significance Of Fire-Cracked Rock, Douglas C. Wilson, David V. Delyria

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

The selection and management of rock for roasting ovens, hearths, and sweat lodges were not trivial concerns for prehistoric households. The results of replicating a camas roasting oven are used to address the use-life and use-stages of fire-cracked rock. We concluded that the industry associated with the procurement and management of fire-cracked rock in the Pacific Northwest required significant quantities of labor and expertise to manage the raw materials and camas roasting byproducts. Recording the technological performance characteristics of fire-cracked rocks, including composition, size, and durability, is a necessary step to interpret and compare fire-cracked rock features at archaeological sites.


Immunology And Archaeology : Blood Residue Analysis Of Three Sites, Shirley Jo Barr Williams Jan 1990

Immunology And Archaeology : Blood Residue Analysis Of Three Sites, Shirley Jo Barr Williams

Dissertations and Theses

Cross-over electrophoresis, an immunological method for analyzing blood residues on archaeological artifacts, is tested. Artifacts from three sites were utilized in the testing of this methodology. The sites are the Dietz site in south-central Oregon (282 artifacts), Konemehu in northern California (48 artifacts tested for Winthrop Associates), and Chimney Shelter in southwestern Oregon (3 artifacts from the Umpqua National Forest).


Bone Tool Assemblages As An Aid To Shell Mound Site Typologies On The Northwest Coast, Doria Lee Fingerhut Raetz Jan 1989

Bone Tool Assemblages As An Aid To Shell Mound Site Typologies On The Northwest Coast, Doria Lee Fingerhut Raetz

Dissertations and Theses

Fifteen bone tool assemblages from shell midden sites were compared. Three of these are unpublished sites from Prince Rupert Harbor. They were grouped using cluster analysis. Inter and intragroup variation in bone tool assemblage structure was analyzed. One of the objectives of this study was to generate hypotheses about the function of the unpublished sites by comparing their bone tool assemblages with those from sites which are better understood by looking for underlying patterns in the bone tool assemblages. Other objectives were to test the utility of using bone tool assemblages as a diagnostic tool in analyzing sites and to ...