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Portland State University

Archaeology -- Methodology

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

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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.