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Incorporating Field Excavations In Introduction To Archaeology, Rebecca M. Dean Feb 2019

Incorporating Field Excavations In Introduction To Archaeology, Rebecca M. Dean

Journal of Archaeology and Education

Most archaeology students first experience field work during a field school aimed at upper-division undergraduate majors. An excavation component in an Introduction to Archaeology class, however, can create an unequaled educational experience for students at all levels of experience and interest in archaeology. Excavations help students to master basic field methods, understand the nature of archaeological inference, recognize the strengths and limitations of archaeological data, grapple with archaeological ethics, and foster a sense of archaeological stewardship. This paper explores the outcomes of providing a field experience in the introductory class at the University of Minnesota Morris, the liberal arts campus ...


Don Carlos Homestead Archaeological Excavation, Christine E. Boston, Michelle Brooks Jan 2018

Don Carlos Homestead Archaeological Excavation, Christine E. Boston, Michelle Brooks

Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty Research

"The Don Carlos Homestead site is located in the northern part of Moniteau County and was occupied from 1828 to the 1950s by the Don Carlos family, whose heritage traces back to Spanish royalty. All that currently exists of the site includes remnants of the original cellar, a wagon, water pump, and cistern. The land the site occupies has been owned by only two families in its nearly 200 years of occupation, providing ideal circumstances to learn more about the original settler family." --From poster


Cave Winch: When A Looter's Tool Becomes An Artifact, Robert Z. Selden Jr., J Javi Vasquez Jan 2017

Cave Winch: When A Looter's Tool Becomes An Artifact, Robert Z. Selden Jr., J Javi Vasquez

CRHR: Archaeology

As an archaeologist, it is often difficult to empathize with looters and collectors, but we would like to ask that you put aside any pre-conceived notions of judgment as we consider the question: when does a looter’s tool become an artifact? For the two of us, this particular dialogue began in the summer of 2013 on an excavation at Sierra Diablo Cave in western Texas. In that cave was a winch that we assume was constructed on or near the site as a tool for excavating deposits near the rear of the cave.


Architectural Group Typology And Excavation Sampling Within Chunchucmil, Scott R. Hutson, Aline Magnoni, Bruce H. Dahlin Jan 2017

Architectural Group Typology And Excavation Sampling Within Chunchucmil, Scott R. Hutson, Aline Magnoni, Bruce H. Dahlin

Anthropology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Cenotes As Conceptual Boundary Markers At The Ancient Maya Site Of T’Isil, Quintana Roo, México, Scott L. Fedick, Jennifer P. Mathews, Kathryn Sorensen Nov 2015

Cenotes As Conceptual Boundary Markers At The Ancient Maya Site Of T’Isil, Quintana Roo, México, Scott L. Fedick, Jennifer P. Mathews, Kathryn Sorensen

Jennifer P Mathews

Ancient Maya communities, from small village sites to urban centers, have long posed problems to archaeologists in attempting to define the boundaries or limits of settlement. These ancient communities tend to be relatively dispersed, with settlement densities dropping toward the periphery, but lacking any clear boundary. At a limited number of sites, the Maya constructed walled enclosures or earthworks, which scholars have generally interpreted as defensive projects, often hastily built to protect the central districts of larger administrative centers during times of warfare (e.g., Demarest et al. 1997; Inomata 1997; Kurjack and Andrews 1976; Puleston and Callender 1967; Webster ...


The Woodland Period: 1000 B.C. To A.D. 1200 - 2014, South Carolina Institute Of Archaeology And Anthropology--University Of South Carolina Oct 2014

The Woodland Period: 1000 B.C. To A.D. 1200 - 2014, South Carolina Institute Of Archaeology And Anthropology--University Of South Carolina

Archaeology Month Posters

This poster was released in conjunction with South Carolina Archaeology Month, October 2014.


Volunteer Opportunities Now Available For Working In The Topper Lab, Albert C. Goodyear Jun 2014

Volunteer Opportunities Now Available For Working In The Topper Lab, Albert C. Goodyear

Faculty & Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Spreading The Word: Some Ideas On Publication And Education, Edward S. Rutsch Apr 2014

Spreading The Word: Some Ideas On Publication And Education, Edward S. Rutsch

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


Archaeological Field Techniques And Problems, John H. Mead Apr 2014

Archaeological Field Techniques And Problems, John H. Mead

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


Fort Nonsense, Edward S. Rutsch, Sally Skinner Apr 2014

Fort Nonsense, Edward S. Rutsch, Sally Skinner

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


The Nature And Scope Of Archaeological Observation, Budd Wilson Apr 2014

The Nature And Scope Of Archaeological Observation, Budd Wilson

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


Hilltop Sites Of Eastern Guerrero: The Case Study Of Chiepetlan-Quimimiteopan, Alicia Danielle Hernandez Apr 2014

Hilltop Sites Of Eastern Guerrero: The Case Study Of Chiepetlan-Quimimiteopan, Alicia Danielle Hernandez

Anthropology Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This project conducts a preliminary investigation into the hilltop settlements of eastern Guerrero, Mexico. It provides a detailed discussion of excavations conducted at the site of Chiepetlan-Quimimiteopan with the goal of providing a basis of comparison for future archaeological work at hilltop sites in eastern Guerrero. Excavation results and specific artifact categories were examined in an effort to assess the function of the site and its placement in relation to other sites within eastern Guerrero and ultimately broader Mesoamerica. It was determined that the inhabitants of this hilltop site were not operating in isolation, but were interacting with other sites ...


Camp Reading: Logistics Of A Revolutionary War Winter Encampment, David A. Poirier Mar 2014

Camp Reading: Logistics Of A Revolutionary War Winter Encampment, David A. Poirier

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


Excavations At The Bull-Jackson Farmstead, Orange County, New York, Thomas J. Riley Mar 2014

Excavations At The Bull-Jackson Farmstead, Orange County, New York, Thomas J. Riley

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


Lithic Analysis Of The Jot-Em-Down Shelter (15mcy348) Collection: Settlement Patterns, Raw Material Utilization, And Shelter Activities Along The Cumberland Plateau, Mary M. White Jan 2014

Lithic Analysis Of The Jot-Em-Down Shelter (15mcy348) Collection: Settlement Patterns, Raw Material Utilization, And Shelter Activities Along The Cumberland Plateau, Mary M. White

Theses and Dissertations--Anthropology

The Jot-em-Down Shelter (15McY348) was excavated by U.S. Forest Service archaeologists in 1986. The present study concentrated on the lithic assemblage, with a particular focus on the chipped stone debitage. The Jot-em-Down Shelter lithic assemblage was compared to assemblages recovered from four nearby sites, open sites 15McY570 and 15McY616, and rockshelter sites 15McY403 and 15McY409; and rockshelter sites located in and near the Red River Gorge, Cold Oak Shelter (15LE50) and Rock Bridge Shelter (15WO75). This study determined that Jot-em-Down Shelter was a multicomponent site utilized by mobile groups of people from the Early Archaic through Mississippi periods. Use ...


A Summary Of The Southeastern Paleoamerican Survey Activities For 2013, Albert C. Goodyear Nov 2013

A Summary Of The Southeastern Paleoamerican Survey Activities For 2013, Albert C. Goodyear

Faculty & Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Legacy - November 2013, South Carolina Institute Of Archaeology And Anthropology--University Of South Carolina Nov 2013

Legacy - November 2013, South Carolina Institute Of Archaeology And Anthropology--University Of South Carolina

SCIAA Newsletter - Legacy & PastWatch

Contents:

Fields of Conflict Battlefield Conference.....p. 1
Director's Note.....p. 2
Arkhaios Film Festival on Hilton Head Island.....p. 3
Recent Research at Fort Motte 2013.....p. 4
Camp Asylum Update.....p. 7
Summary of the Southeastern Paleoamerican Survey Activities for 2013.....p. 8
Underwater Archaeology on the Combahee River.....p. 10
The Search for the U.S. Revenue Cutter Gallatin.....p. 12
Charleston Harbor Stone Fleets Survey.....p. 15
The 2013 Black River Project.....p. 16
An Update on G.S. Lewis-West.....p. 18
Recent Investigations at Etowah Field School 2013.....p. 20
Exploring the Native American ...


Research In The Graniteville Historic District, Keith Stephenson, George Wingard May 2013

Research In The Graniteville Historic District, Keith Stephenson, George Wingard

Faculty & Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Update On The 2012-2013 Activities Of The Southeastern Paleoamerican Survey, Albert C. Goodyear May 2013

Update On The 2012-2013 Activities Of The Southeastern Paleoamerican Survey, Albert C. Goodyear

Faculty & Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Legacy - May 2013, South Carolina Institute Of Archaeology And Anthropology--University Of South Carolina May 2013

Legacy - May 2013, South Carolina Institute Of Archaeology And Anthropology--University Of South Carolina

SCIAA Newsletter - Legacy & PastWatch

Contents:

Health and Warfare in the Prehistoric Southeast.....p. 1
Director's Note.....p. 2
The Lord of Death on the Savannah River.....p. 4
On The Importance of Proper Curation of Collections.....p. 6
Two Special Announcements.....p. 9
Update on the 2012-2013 Activities of the Southeastern Paleoamerican Survey.....p. 10
A Visit with the Lost Battalion.....p. 13
Siege in the Argonne.....p. 15
Update on Mars Bluff Navy Yard/CSS Pee Dee Cannons Investigations.....p. 16
Recording the Beginnings of South Carolina River Diving.....p. 18
Archaeologist of the Year Awarded to Drew Ruddy.....p. 20
Artifact ...


Late Prehistoric Technology, Quartzite Procurement, And Land Use In The Upper Gunnison Basin, Colorado: View From Site 5gn1.2, Jonathan Mitchell Peart May 2013

Late Prehistoric Technology, Quartzite Procurement, And Land Use In The Upper Gunnison Basin, Colorado: View From Site 5gn1.2, Jonathan Mitchell Peart

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis presents the results from archaeological test excavations at site 5GN1.2. The focus of this research is to evaluate Stiger's Late Prehistoric settlement-subsistence hypothesis. According to this hypothesis, post-3000 B.P. occupations of the Upper Gunnison Basin were limited to logistically organized big-game hunting forays originating from residential camps located outside of the basin. Since Stiger's model is based on Binford's forager-collector continuum model, archaeological test implications of his hypothesis include hunter-gatherer settlement mobility, site types, feature types, artifact assemblage characteristics, and the organization of lithic technology.

Test excavations at 5GN1.2 revealed intact archaeological ...


The Rise Of The Industrial Rural Tenant Laborers And The Rise Of The Industrial Economy: Historical Ethnography Of The Heminitz Property ,Site (36lh267), Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County,Pennsylvania, Daniel N. Bailey, John W. Lawrence, Paul W. Schopp Nov 2012

The Rise Of The Industrial Rural Tenant Laborers And The Rise Of The Industrial Economy: Historical Ethnography Of The Heminitz Property ,Site (36lh267), Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County,Pennsylvania, Daniel N. Bailey, John W. Lawrence, Paul W. Schopp

Northeast Historical Archaeology

This paper presents the results of excavations at the Heminitz Property Site (36LH267), a rural domestic site in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; Excavation, .'of several spatially and temporally discrete features and midden deposits in yards surrounding the house produced 6,875 artifacts. Documentary research revealed that the ca. 1843 house was intended to house tenant families engaged in agricultural labor. Analysis of the archaeological and documentary records associated with this site and the region shows that inthe mid-1800s, agricultural laborers possessed similar material. culture to neighboring independent farmers, while subsisting at a lower level of consumption. The transiiionfromagricultural ...


2012 Underwater Archaeology Field Training Course, Ashley Deming Nov 2012

2012 Underwater Archaeology Field Training Course, Ashley Deming

Faculty & Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Legacy - November 2012, South Carolina Institute Of Archaeology And Anthropology--University Of South Carolina Nov 2012

Legacy - November 2012, South Carolina Institute Of Archaeology And Anthropology--University Of South Carolina

SCIAA Newsletter - Legacy & PastWatch

Contents:

Chris Amer Retires.....p. 1
Director's Note.....p. 2
The Archaeology of Civil War Naval Operations in Charleston Harbor, 1861-1865.....p. 4
USC Archaeologist Helps Dig a Dugout Canoe Near Daufuskie Island.....p. 10
2012 Underwater Archaeology Field Training Course.....p. 12
Halfway to Mörön: Shedding New Light on Paleolithic Landscapes of Northern Mongolia.....p. 14
Study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Puts the University of South Carolina Topper Site in Middle of Comet Controversy.....p. 18
ART/SCIAA Donors Update August 2011-October 2012.....p. 22
The 21st Annual South Carolina Archaeology Month.....p. 24


Cenotes As Conceptual Boundary Markers At The Ancient Maya Site Of T’Isil, Quintana Roo, México, Scott L. Fedick, Jennifer P. Mathews, Kathryn Sorensen Oct 2012

Cenotes As Conceptual Boundary Markers At The Ancient Maya Site Of T’Isil, Quintana Roo, México, Scott L. Fedick, Jennifer P. Mathews, Kathryn Sorensen

Sociology & Anthropology Faculty Research

Ancient Maya communities, from small village sites to urban centers, have long posed problems to archaeologists in attempting to define the boundaries or limits of settlement. These ancient communities tend to be relatively dispersed, with settlement densities dropping toward the periphery, but lacking any clear boundary. At a limited number of sites, the Maya constructed walled enclosures or earthworks, which scholars have generally interpreted as defensive projects, often hastily built to protect the central districts of larger administrative centers during times of warfare (e.g., Demarest et al. 1997; Inomata 1997; Kurjack and Andrews 1976; Puleston and Callender 1967; Webster ...


Shipwrecks Of South Carolina, Christopher F. Amer Apr 2012

Shipwrecks Of South Carolina, Christopher F. Amer

Presentations

This presentation briefly describes the S.C. coastline and inland waterways, and gives an overview of basic legal considerations regarding wreck ownership and management. It then discusses some of the wrecks that the MRD and others have been involved with such as the H.L. Hunley, U.S.S. Housatonic, U.S.S. Keokuk, Peedee, etc., and the techniques that the MRD uses in locating and evaluating wrecks.

The presentation consists of 48 slides. The first seven pages of the downloadable file is the text which accompanied the presentation, and the remaining 48 pages are the presentation slides.


Mars Bluff Navy Yard, Christopher F. Amer Apr 2012

Mars Bluff Navy Yard, Christopher F. Amer

Presentations

This presentation gives a brief accounting of the Confederate Mars Bluff Navy Yard on the Great Pee Dee River, the ships, boats, and vessels built there, a brief history of the underwater archaeology conducted at the site, and future archaeological plans.

The presentation consists of 40 slides. The first seven pages of the downloadable file is the text which accompanied the presentation, and the remaining 40 pages are the presentation slides.


Legacy - March 2012, South Carolina Institute Of Archaeology And Anthropology--University Of South Carolina Mar 2012

Legacy - March 2012, South Carolina Institute Of Archaeology And Anthropology--University Of South Carolina

SCIAA Newsletter - Legacy & PastWatch

Contents:

Stanley South Has Retired!.....p. 1
Director's Note.....p. 2
Colonial Conflicts and the Carolina-Chickasaw· Connection.....p. 4
God's Fields: Landscape, Religion, and Race in Moravian Wachovia.....p. 5
2011 Activities of the Southeastern Paleoamerican Survey.....p. 6
SCAPOD Update: Public Education at the Topper Site During the 2011 Field Season.....p. 11
The 2011 Field Seasons at Robertson Farm Site 2 (38PN35).....p. 12
SCAPOD Collaboration with PAST: Public Outreach at Robertson Farm Site (38PN35).....p. 14
The Savannah River Archaeological Research Program's Cinematic Outreach Program.....p. 15
Radiocarbon and Luminescence Dating at Flamingo Bay ...


The Savannah River Archaeological Research Program’S Cinematic Outreach Program, George Wingard Mar 2012

The Savannah River Archaeological Research Program’S Cinematic Outreach Program, George Wingard

Faculty & Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Radiocarbon And Luminescence Dating At Flamingo Bay (38ak469): Implications For Site Formation Processes And Artifact Burial At A Carolina Bay, Christopher R. Moore, Mark J. Brooks, Andrew H. Ivester, Terry Ferguson, James K. Feathers Mar 2012

Radiocarbon And Luminescence Dating At Flamingo Bay (38ak469): Implications For Site Formation Processes And Artifact Burial At A Carolina Bay, Christopher R. Moore, Mark J. Brooks, Andrew H. Ivester, Terry Ferguson, James K. Feathers

Faculty & Staff Publications

No abstract provided.