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Analysis of Human Hair Bands from Old Man Cave, Utah (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kami Ahrens. Phil Geib.

In the early 1990s, excavations conducted at Old Man Cave in southeastern Utah unearthed various Basketmaker II materials, including an incredibly well-preserved bundle of burden bands made from human hair, dog hair, and yucca cordage. Radiocarbon dating places the manufacture of these textiles between 170 BC and AD 135. The bundle, when unfolded, contained a complex set of artifacts, including two smaller fragments that appear to be carrying bands, and another far more unique woven artifact....

The Dated Paleoindian Archaeology of the Old River Bed Delta (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Daron Duke. D. Craig Young.

The Old River Bed delta is a premier open-air Paleoindian locality in the eastern Great Basin. Its chief distinction is scale—some 2,000 square kilometers-plus of nearly continuous and single-component archaeological material on what would have been the largest basin wetland in the region. But the record is largely surficial. In this poster, we detail a series of sites that have yielded temporal data from buried cultural contexts. The sites help clarify the broader associations of artifact types...

Obsidian Provenance Studies of Sites in Northern Utah (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jeffrey Ferguson. James Allison.

Previous studies of obsidian from archaeological sites in Utah Valley and the Salt Lake Valley have used relatively small samples to document temporal shifts in obsidian procurement, with southern sources (especially Black Rock) dominating Fremont assemblages, while most post-Fremont obsidian comes from the Malad source to the north. Our greatly expanded XRF analysis of almost 4,000 obsidian artifacts from sites in Utah and Salt Lake Valleys confirms the temporal change noted by earlier...

DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman. Linda Scott Cummings.

Pollen and macrofloral samples were examined from sites 42Cb827 and 42Cb829, Utah, for the BLM Ninemile - Daddy Canyon testing project. Test pits were excavated at the base of several Fremont petroglyph panels at both sites. A hearth overlain with a small sandstone slab was encountered at 42Cb827. The hearth fill was examined for macrofloral remains, while sediment from the occupation surface adjacent to the hearth was sampled for both pollen and macrofloral remains. Pollen and macrofloral...

Rediscovering Camp Floyd: Archaeological Testing of a Pre-Civil War Military Post in Utah (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Shaun R. Nelson. Ephriam D. Dickson. Jane Stone. Paul Graham.

The U.S. Army established Camp Floyd in Cedar Valley, approximately 40 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, in 1858.  Four years later, the post was abruptly abandoned and its soldiers were sent east to fight in the rapidly expanding Civil War.  In 2009, the Fort Douglas Military Museum, Utah National Guard and Camp Floyd State Park formed a partnership to excavate a number of known and previously unknown features at Camp Floyd.  These excavations were meant to build on the research conducted on...

Woodrats Rule! Climbing and Coring in Southeast Utah Cliff Dwellings (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only William Lipe. RG Matson.

For the past decade Tom Windes and his volunteer band of merry beamsters--the Woodrats-- have been collecting dendrochronological samples from cliff dwellings in the Natural Bridges and Cedar Mesa areas of southeastern Utah. As a result, the number of dated sites has increased dramatically, and it has become clear that in the AD 1200s, building in these canyons declined before the onset of the "great drought" of 1276-1299. The meticulous maps and records made by the Woodrats also enable...