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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)

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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...


Additive Technologies Group Midlevel Research Design (1983)

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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...


Antiquities of the Mesa Verde National Park, Spruce-Tree House (1909)

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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)

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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)

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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...


An Archeological Overview and Assessment of the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch, Iowa (2005)

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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)

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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)

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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...


Aztec West Ruin: Ceramic and Perishable Artifacts from the 1984 West Ruin Accession 61 Excavation Project

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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

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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

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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)

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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 comments@tdar.org.


Background to Prehistory of the Yuha Desert Region (1974)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.


Ceramic: Chaco Black-on-white, sharp shoulder pitcher, AZRU25-3327 (2011)

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Chaco Black-on-white, sharp shoulder pitcher, Accession AZRU-00025 Catalog #3327. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Sand temper and washy bright white slip indicates production in the Chaco Cibola region. Vessel is 98% complete with one rim fragment and handle attached by unknown adhesive. Measurements: 6.4 cm diameter, 17.5 cm height. Image AZRU25-3327 A: top view showing pitcher orifice. Image AZRU25-3327 B: view of exterior base. Image AZRU25-3327 C: side view showing shape of pitcher. Image...


Ceramic: Cortez Black-on-white, miniature pitcher, AZRU6-503 (2011)

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Cortez Black-on-white, miniature pitcher (gourd shaped), Accession AZRU-00006, Catalog #503. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper not examined; not visible. Vessel is 100% complete. Measurements: 1.7 cm diameter, 9.5 cm height. Image AZRU6-503 A: top view showing orifice. Image AZRU6-503 B: base view. Image AZRU6-503 C: left hand side view showing painted design. Image AZRU6-503 D: front view showing painted design. Image AZRU6-503 E: right hand side view showing painted design. Image AZRU6-503 F:...


Ceramic: Mancos Black-on-white, bird effigy pitcher, AZRU5-419 (2011)

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Mancos Black-on-white, pitcher, bird effigy form, Accession AZRU-00005, Catalog #419. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper not examined; not visible. Vessel is 100% complete. Measurements: 2.8 cm orifice diameter, 8.5 cm height. Image AZRU5-419 A: right side view showing darkened fire cloud areas and painted design (with flash). Image AZRU5-419 B: right side view showing darkened fire cloud areas and painted design. Image AZRU5-419 C: left hand side view showing shape of pitcher. Image AZRU5-419...


Ceramic: Mancos Black-on-white, olla, AZRU16-1690 (2011)

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Mancos Black-on-white, olla, complete vessel, Accession AZRU-00016, Catalog #1690. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper not examined; not visible. Vessel is about 95% complete with 45% a reconstruction with unknown plaster material. Measurements: 9 cm orifice diameter, 30 cm height. Image AZRU16-1690 A: view of painted design. Image AZRU16-1690 B: exterior side view showing design. Image AZRU16-1690 C: view showing strap handle. Image AZRU16-1690 D: side view showing design. Image AZRU16-1690 E:...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, canteen, AZRU3-233 (2011)

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McElmo Black-on-white, canteen, Accession AZRU-00003, Catalog #233. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper is granular igneous rock indicating local production at Aztec. Vessel is 100% complete. Measurements: 2.9 cm orifice diameter, 15.5 cm height. Image AZRU3-233 A: side view showing shape of canteen and painted design. Image AZRU3-233 B: side view showing shape of canteen and painted design. Image AZRU3-233 C: side view showing handle and shape of canteen. Image AZRU3-233 D: top view showing...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, canteen, AZRU3-327 (2011)

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McElmo Black-on-white, canteen, Accession AZRU-00003, Catalog #327. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper not examined; not visible. Vessel is 98% complete. Measurements: 3 cm diameter, 11.5 cm height. Image AZRU3-327 A: top view showing orifice. Image AZRU3-327 B: base view showing light hard surface abrasion. Image AZRU3-327 C: side view showing painted design. Image AZRU3-327 D: side view showing painted design and shape of handle. Image AZRU3-327 E: side view showing painted design. ...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, canteen, AZRU3-339 (2011)

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McElmo Black-on-white, canteen, Accession AZRU-00003, Catalog #339. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper not examined; not visible. Vessel is 100% complete. Measurements: 2.8 cm orifice diameter, 13.2 cm height. Image AZRU3-339 A: top view showing orifice and painted design. Image AZRU3-339 B: side view showing shape of canteen. Image AZRU3-339 C: side view showing shape of canteen and faded design. Image AZRU3-339 D: closeup of painted design. Image AZRU3-339 E: closeup of painted design. Image...


Ceramic: McElmo Black-on-white, pitcher, AZRU5-406 (2011)

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McElmo Black-on-white, pitcher, Accession AZRU-00005, Catalog #406. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper is granular igneous rock suggesting local production at Aztec. Vessel is 99% complete (rim is chipped). Measurements: 8 cm orifice diameter, 14.5 cm height. Image AZRU5-406 A: left hand side view showing shape of pitcher and painted design. Image AZRU5-406 B: front side view showing painted design. Image AZRU5-406 C: right hand side view showing painted design. Image AZRU5-406 D: handle side...


Ceramic: Mesa Verde Black-on-white, mug, AZRU10-1040 (2011)

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Mesa Verde Black-on-white, mug, Accession AZRU-00010, Catalog #1040. Analyzed by Lori Reed 2011. Temper is sherd suggesting production in the central Mesa Verde region. Vessel is 100% complete. Measurements: 6.5 cm orifice diameter, 11 cm height. Image AZRU10-1040 A: left hand side view showing painted design. Image AZRU10-1040 B: right hand side view showing painted design. Image AZRU10-1040 C: handle side view showing painted design. Image AZRU10-1040 D:top view showing orifice and painted...

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