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The Character Of Surface Archaeological Deposits And Its Influence On Survey Accuracy, Luann Wandsnider, Eileen Camilli Jul 1992

The Character Of Surface Archaeological Deposits And Its Influence On Survey Accuracy, Luann Wandsnider, Eileen Camilli

Anthropology Faculty Publications

Survey is one of the primary methods of data collection in archaeology today. Survey data often constitute the sole conserved record of the prehistoric use of an area and are used as the foundation for culture historical, demographic, and economic reconstructions. Given the fundamental nature of survey data in relation to other archaeological pursuits, identification of biases inherent in this type of data are important and have been the subject of a number of stimulating studies. Analyses reported here focus on the accuracy of results produced through intensive survey. Using data from several siteless surveys in the American West, the ...


The Spatial Dimension Of Time, Luann Wandsnider Jan 1992

The Spatial Dimension Of Time, Luann Wandsnider

Anthropology Faculty Publications

Archaeological research depends on the temporal structural of archaeological deposits. Temporal structure includes deposit age and the sequencing or the relative temporal order of one deposit to another. Another aspect is the temporal scale and resolution, or the degree of contemporaneity shared by deposits, Archaeology is also concerned with ethnographic time, that domain in which formation events occur, i.e., the temporal characteristics of activities with respect to the piece of land on which those activities occur. This chapter explores the issue of temporal resolution or deposit grain is it relates to the tempo of use witnessed by a locale.


Remembering The Past: !Kung Life History Narratives, Patricia Draper Jan 1992

Remembering The Past: !Kung Life History Narratives, Patricia Draper

Anthropology Faculty Publications

This chapter will examine the social and economic changes that !Kung women have experienced in the last seventy or so years by means of life history narratives collected from five older !Kung or "Zhun/wa" women, as the !Kung call themselves. The women whose stories form the basis of this report were all living in the western Kalahari Desert of Ngamiland, Botswana in 1987-88 when the author was carrying out anthropological field work. Many changes have affected the !Kung in the last several decades. A brief discussion of these changes is given below to provide a background for the interpretation ...