Pigment (Material Keyword)
1-5 (5 Records)
Ochre mineral pigment sources in the Kenya Rift Valley Sampled in 2012 for Zipkin's dissertation research project. Each entry represents a sample of ochre collected. Each sample has a unique identification code beginning with the prefic "KEN". Multiple samples were often collected from the same source in order to assess intra-source chemical variability. Source names are associated with each waypoint.
AZ G:10:26 (ASM) Arizona Site Steward File (2002)
This is an Arizona Site Steward file for AZ G:10:26 (ASM), comprised of petroglyphs and lithic scatter, located on Bureau of Land Management land. The file consists of an Arizona State Museum archaeological site card and three pages of sketches of the petroglyphs. The earliest dated document is from 2002.
Elemental composition of Kenya 2012 ochre sources (2012)
The results of each ablation performed on an ochre sample are presented in this table with elements in parts per million and oxides in percent weight, as measured by Homogenized Ochre Chip Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (HOC LA-ICPMS). *Mean FeO as percent weight Fe2O3+FeO was determined by Electron Microprobe Analysis of each ochre chip and was used as an internal standard for LA-ICPMS data reduction. Elements labeled in red should be excluded from statistical...
The Navajo Project: Archaeological Investigations, Page to Phoenix 500 kV Southern Transmission Line (2017)
In the spring of 1970, the Museum of Northern Arizona contracted with Arizona Public Service Company to provide archaeological investigations for the Navajo Project 500kV Southern Transmission Lines from Page to Phoenix, Arizona. The right-of-way, 330 feet wide and approximately 256 miles long, crossed four major environmental zones - plateau, mountain, transition, and desert - and portions of five prehistoric culture areas. Eighty-eight sites were recorded along the line, 20 of which were...
Ochre Use in Middle Stone Age East and Central Africa
Symbolism, including language, is widely viewed as an essential element of modern human behavior. Documenting the evolutionary origins of such behavior, however, has proven difficult. Ochre pigments (iron oxides) form a major part of the evidence used to interpret when humans began communicating through symbols. Excavations at Olorgesailie, Kenya; Karonga, Malawi; and Twin Rivers, Zambia have yielded ochre artifacts that may indicate very early occurrences of symbolism. Yet mineral pigments may...