Provenance Research (Other Keyword)

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Characterizing Argentinian Quartzite and Polish 'Chocolate' Flint for Sourcing Studies (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ryan Parish. Nora Franco. Dagmara Werra.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The application of reflectance spectroscopy in sourcing studies of quartzite and flint illustrates the broad potential that the technique has in helping us explain human behavior using lithic provenance data. An ongoing line of research is to characterize tool stone used by prehistoric peoples in order to source artifacts back to known deposits. The large...

Going Retro: Reconstructing NMAI Collections Histories (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Maria Galban.

The National Museum of the American Indian and its predecessor, the Museum of the American Indian, have long suffered a reputation for poorly documented collections. Assuming that documentation never existed or was at some point discarded; researchers have been largely unable to take full advantage of the scientific and research value of NMAI collections. In 2010, NMAI staff began a project to overturn this reputation. By retroactively implementing an accession lot system and creating virtual...