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Age and Sex Composition of Zooarchaeological Measurements via Bayesian Mixture Models (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jesse Wolfhagen.

Zooarchaeologists reconstruct age- and sex-specific animal mortality profiles in order to examine past human strategies of animal exploitation. Traditionally, animal age structures and sex ratios were derived from complementary but distinct data (e.g., age via epiphyseal fusion data, sex via bone morphology or metrics), though recent research has highlighted the value of integrating these data. This paper describes how zooarchaeologists can further that integration by fitting standard...

Calibrating pXRF instruments for chert provenance: A how-to from the Anatolian Plateau (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Adam Nazaroff.

In the past decade, a tremendous increase in the use of portable x-ray fluorescence (pXRF) instruments in archaeological provenance research has warranted several critical reflections on the analytical protocols which underpin their application in various material and regional contexts. This paper approaches the use of pXRF analysis for determining chert provenance with particular emphasis placed on tailoring empirical calibrations to best suit the dynamic properties of chert materials. In so...

Digital Archaeology at Çatalhöyük: New Inferential Methods for the Interpretation of Neolithic Buildings (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Maurizio Forte. Nicola Lercari.

The 3D-Digging Project started at Çatalhöyük in 2009 with the intent to digitally record in 3D all the archaeological stratigraphy in some areas of excavation assembling different devices and technologies for virtually reconstructing all the process in desktop and virtual reality systems. The introduction of 3D data recording and 3D simulation marks a qualitatively new phase of the research process at archaeological sites. This shall facilitate a new mode of inference that can fundamentally...

Edges of Teamwork in Archaeology:Network Approaches to Excavation Histories (2016)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Allison Mickel.

Network science has begun to transform how we view systems of people and objects in the archaeological past, but also provides new insight into how archaeologists collaborate to create the archaeological record. Using two longterm excavations as case studies-- Catalhoyuk in Turkey and the Temple of the Winged Lions in Petra, Jordan-- I demonstrate how network approaches help to visualize and measure teamwork on these archaeological sites. I identify how a person's position in formal site...

A Peircean Analysis of Bucrania at Catalhoyuk (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jill Marcum.

This paper attempts an analysis of the bucrania at Catalhoyuk from the perspective of Peirce's semiotic. The spatial situation of bucrania is one of entanglement. Peirce's triadic relation emphasizes the being-in-the-world-ness of the sign, and his synechism, the continuum of signs. Using this multidirectionality, the indexical nature of the skulls is explored, including the immediate contiguity of man and beast, the various interpretants and intersubjective effects of structural space, and the...

Weaving the Fabric of Society at Çatalhöyük: A Socio-Material Network Approach to the Study of Early Agricultural Settled Life, Social Structure and Differentiation (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Camilla Mazzucato.

The end of the Çatalhöyük Research Project’s (ÇRP) 25-year mandate and the consequent generation of large and unique datasets produced by the collaboration of excavators and the specialists labs provide an extraordinary opportunity to investigate patterns of early agricultural settled life, social structure and differentiation at an intra-site level through a synthetic approach capable of weaving together different data threads. In this study, a relational framework rooted in models of...