Basketry (Material Keyword)

Artifacts (e.g., food and storage baskets, mats, shields, fans, sandals, other plaited or coiled slats/splints/stems/vines/etc., bundles of slats/splints, knotted ties, etc.) made from rigid or semi-rigid plant materials (e.g., grasses, roots, reeds or rushes, split wood).

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1959 Excavations, Glen Canyon Area (1960)
DOCUMENT Full-Text William D. Lipe. Floyd W. Sharrock. Keith M. Anderson. David S. Dibble. Dee A. Suhm.

During 1959, the University of Utah conducted two excavation programs in the Glen Canyon area: 1) at the Coombs site, at Boulder, Utah (Lister, 1959, 1960). and 2) at a number of sites in the Glen Canyon reservoir area proper. This report presents the results of the latter program. The work was part of the Upper Colorado River Basin Archeological Salvage Project, sponsored by the National Park Service. The history of this project has been summarized in another paper in this series (Jennings...

AAPL, Chapter 10, Macrofloral Remains (2017)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings.

The data discussed here apply only to charred remains recovered in this macrofloral study. It is assumed that all uncharred material represents modern contaminants, and therefore it is not discussed. Table 10.2 lists all charred macrobotanical remains recovered in samples from the archeological sites, except for Site 74-002. At the end of this chapter is a complete listing of macrobotanical remains recovered charred and uncharred.

Additive Technologies Group Midlevel Research Design (1983)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Eric Blinman.

This document is an extension of work begun by William A. Lucius, and its substance owes much to his foresight in the design of the Dolores Archaeological Program ceramic analysis system. Scott Travis authored a draft research design for ceramics which was helpful during the writing of portions of the present version. Dean Wilson and Rob Waterworth provided intense discussions of the interpretation of ceramic data, and their arguments and ideas have shaped and continue to shape...

Amistad National Recreation Area, Del Rio, Texas American Indian Tribal Affiliation Study Phase I: Ethnohistoric Literature Review (2002)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Nancy A. Kenmotsu. Mariah F. Wade.

This document presents the results of an archival study focusing on the native groups that have or may have historical ties to the lands of the Amistad National Recreation Area (Amistad NRA). Its purpose is to identify those groups who may have affiliations with these lands for the National Park Service in order that park planners can solicit input from modern Native Americans. However, the document has potential utility for other federal and state agencies. Two of these agencies are the Federal...

Analysis and Report of Collections for the Newcomb Site (12CL2) in Clark County, Indiana (2018)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jonathan Kerr. Renee Bonzani. Brian DelCastello. Tanya Faberson. Richard Herndon.

This report constitutes Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc.’s analysis of a portion of cultural materials from the Newcomb Site (12Cl2) near the city of Clarksville in Clark County, Indiana. The materials were recovered by Amec Earth & Environmental, Inc., in 2004 and identified in a collapsed portion of Emery Lane and the riverbank of the Ohio River. The analysis, report writing, and laboratory processing of the material remains were conducted at the request of Jay Jani of ECS-GEC JV on behalf of...

Antiquities of the Mesa Verde National Park, Spruce-Tree House (1909)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jesse Walter Fewkes.

Fewkes' report on the site of Spruce-Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park. The report describes the ancient architecture and some of the contents of the site, which Fewkes investigated in 1907. He also includes a long section of the 1892 publication by Nordenksiold (The Land of the Cliff Dwellers) describing his earlier investigation of the site.

Antiquities of the Mesa Verde National Park: Cliff Palace (1911)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jesse Walter Fewkes.

This report describes archaeological investigations and ruins reconstruction and stabilization work done by Fewkes and his crew in the summer of 1909. In that time Fewkes describes repairing "...completely this great ruin and to leave it in such condition that tourists and students visiting it may learn much more about cliff-dwellings than was possible before the work was undertaken." This report describes the excavation and repair work done. It increases existing knowledge by directing...

Antiquities of the Southern Indians, Particularly of the Georgia Tribes (1873)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Charles C. Jones, Jr..

Charles C. Jones' classic work of Southeastern archaeology and ethnohistory was the result of observations on his extensive collection (nearly 20,000 specimens in the 1890s), his field observations, and his correspondence with other researchers and scholars of the time. In the book, he documents a number of archaeological sites (such as Stallings Island and Etowah) and describes objects in the collection in comparison to similar items found throughout the Southeast and Midwest. Moreover, he...

Archaeological Data Recovery for the Santan Mountains Land Exchange (1989)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kim Adams. Ann Valdo Howard. Barbara S. Macnider.

In December 1988, Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd. (ACS) conducted an archaeological survey in and around the eastern portion of the Santan Mountains in preparation for a land exchange between Julian Berry and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Phoenix District Office (Adams et al . 1989). As a result, 13 sites, 112 artifact scatters, and 284 isolated finds were recorded. Testing and data recovery measures were recommended for six of the sites.The sites are located within the Basin and...

Archaeological Excavations in the Carrizo Wash Valley, East-Central Arizona: Data Recovery on the Fence Lake Mine Transportation Corridor, Appendix (2004)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Rachel Fernandez

This document contains appendices A-J from the Data Recovery project on the Fence Lake Mine Transportation Corridor in the Carrizo Wash Valley, East-Central Arizona.

Archaeological Investigations at Antelope House (1986)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Don P. Morris.

Reported in this volume are excavations at Antelope House, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona. The project, under the direction of the senior author and financed by the National Park Service, spanned the field seasons of 1970 through 1973. Our report proceeds from a general discussion of our excavation goals and other background material to a detailed discussion of the architecture of the site and the internal site chronology derived from this study. Sections of the report dealing with...

Archaeological Investigations at the Yuma Wash Site and Outlying Settlements Part 1 (2016)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Deborah L. Swartz.

The Yuma Wash site was a permanently occupied large Classic period village situated in the northern Tucson Basin at the juncture of the eastern bajada of the Tucson Mountains with the Santa Cruz River floodplain. The site area was also intermittently used on a much smaller scale during the rest of the Hohokam sequence and during the Early Agricultural and Early Ceramic periods, as well as during the Historic era. The project was conducted by Desert Archaeology, Inc., for the Town of Marana. The...

Archaeological Resources at Los Esteros Lake, New Mexico (1976)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Frances Levine. Charles M. Mobley.

A survey of areas, which will be directly or indirectly affected by construction of a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers dam on the Pecos River in Guadalupe County, New Mexico, recorded 246 archaeological sites. In this sample 133 prehistoric, 69 historic, and 44 multiple component sites were recorded. Eleven site categories were defined on the basis of surface remains. These categories included: two differently constructed types of multistructured historic sites; low-walled sandstone enclosures;...

An Archeological Overview and Assessment of the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch, Iowa (2005)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Fred A. Finney.

This document presents an archeological overview and assessment for the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site (HEHO), Cedar County, Iowa. Specific report sections review and describe the local and regional environment, past archeological investigations, known archeological resources and repositories, primary and secondary data sources, reviews the park's archeological database, and concludes with a series of management recommendations for future archeological research. HEHO is located in the...

Archeological Progress Report No. 2, Field Season of 1957 (1957)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Smithsonian Institution. Missouri Basin Project.

The 1957 summer field season began the twelfth year of continuous operation of the Missouri Basin Project and of the Inter-Agency Archeological and Paleontological Salvage Program. The first eleven years have been outstandingly productive despite several setbacks. The twelfth year began with an even more encouraging prospect than many of the previous years. The areas within the Missouri Basin that have been or soon will be lost forever to scientific archeological investigation due to dam...

Archeological Progress Report No. 8, Field Season of 1963 (1963)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Smithsonian Institution, Missouri Basin Project.

This is the eighth in a series of reports presented to provide a resume of current archeological work within the Missouri River Basin. During the summer of 1963 there were twenty-one field parties, representing one Federal and six State agencies, working in the Missouri Basin under the aegis of the Inter-Agency Archeological Salvage Program. A further breakdown shows that the Missouri Basin Project of the Smithsonian Institution, had twelve field parties working in reservoirs and proposed canal...

Assessing the Relationship between Vegetation Zones and Archaeology on the Nevada Test and Training Range (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Marcus P. Grant. Sherri Wenzlau.

Geo-Marine, Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada, conducted intensive cultural resources inventories on 10,624 acres and an experimental inventory on an additional 2,220 acres near Black Mountain (for a grand total of 12,844 acres) within the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). As a result of this effort, 143 archaeological sites were recorded; an additional 41 site locations were noted but not fully recorded during experimental inventories in the Black Mountain area.

Aztec West Ruin: Ceramic and Perishable Artifacts from the 1984 West Ruin Accession 61 Excavation Project
PROJECT Uploaded by: Lori Reed

This project includes images of ceramic and perishable artifacts from Accession AZRU-61 recovered during the 1984 Archeological Investigations for Modifications to West Ruin Drainage project. Excavations associated with the project were under the direction of Jim Trott of the National Park Service, Santa Fe support office. In addition to trench excavations in the Aztec West plaza, several rooms (225, 221, 222, 223, 129, 158(2), 204, 232, and 255) in the north and west wings of the great house...

Aztec West Ruin: Perishable Artifacts and Pottery from Excavations by the American Museum of Natural History
PROJECT Lori Reed. Laurie Webster.

Digital images of pottery and perishable items recovered from Earl Morris' excavations of Aztec West Ruin between 1916 and 1922. Although Morris' excavations at Aztec were extensive, his analysis and descriptions of the artifact assemblage were cursory. In 2003, Laurie Webster and Lori Stephens Reed began systematic analysis, documentation, and digital imaging of pottery and perishables from Morris' Aztec West Ruin collections housed at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY and...

Aztec West Ruin: Perishables and Pottery from Various National Park Service Projects and Collections
PROJECT Uploaded by: Lori Reed

This project includes images of perishable artifacts (textiles, basketry, etc.) and pottery recovered from Aztec Ruins during the course of numerous National Park Service (NPS) projects. Some of the artifacts were donated to the NPS and may have originated at sites other than Aztec Ruins. The artifacts are part of the NPS collections and are housed at either Aztec Ruins National Monument, Hibben Center at the University of New Mexico, or Western Archeology and Conservation Center. Most of the...

Background To Prehistory of the Yuha Desert Region (1976)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David L. Weide. James P. Barker. Harry W. Lawton. Margaret L. Weide.

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 National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R 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 it curated in tDAR, please contact us at

Background to Prehistory of the Yuha Desert Region (1974)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Margaret L. Weide. James P. Barker. Harry W. Lawton. David L. Welde. Staff of Imperial Valley College Museum.

The Yuha inventory area as defined by the Bureau of Land Management includes two subareas. To the north it is dominated by San Felipe Creek draining out of the Lower Borrego Valley into the Salton Sink. The broad San Felipe drainage is flanked on the north by the San Felipe Hills, and on the south by the Fish Creek Mountains, the Superstition Hills and Superstition Mountain. The southern portion centers on Yuha Wash and the Yuha Basin, but includes the Coyote Mountains and the southeastern...

Burial Performance and Interaction with the Dead in Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon (2010)
DOCUMENT Full-Text M Scott Thompson.

This paper examines the mortuary rituals that formed the elaborate burial deposits in the central portion of Pueblo Bonito, in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. I argue that the performance of these mortuary rituals in Room 33 created a powerful tableaux that was actively remembered within the pueblo. Evaluation of the different elements of the performance suggests that the deposit was a collective burial that may be viewed as a narrative.

Canyonlands: The Archeology of Horseshoe Canyon (2000)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Alan Robert Schroedl. Polly Schaafsma. Betsy L. Tipps. Phil R. Geib. Jim Blazik.

For over a hundred years, Americans have been intrigued by the ancient remains of human art, activities, and settlements in the Greater Southwest. By the turn of the century archaeologists knew that the haunting cliff dwellings were left by the Anasazi farmers who lived in the region 700 to 900 years ago. But it was only in the 1930’s and 1940’s that archaeologists discovered evidence of the first people in the southwest. Although these people lived for over 6000 years in the Canyonlands...

Carter's Cave Arizona Site Steward File (1989)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Brian Kenny. J. R. "Buff" Billings.

This is an Arizona Site Steward file for Carter's Cave, comprised of a cave with bowl sherds, an Apache basket, macrobotanicals, a metate, and cans, located on State Trust land. The site appears to have been used by the Hohokam and Apache. The file consists of a site steward program resource nomination form, an Arizona State Museum archaeological survey form, and sketches of the cave plan and cross section. The earliest dated document is from 1989.