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37 Pounds of Beads!: Reconstructing Provenience and Looking for Change and Continuity in an Orphaned Collection (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Melanie S Lerman.

This paper aims to understand processes of change and continuity by examining how the introduction of European manufactured glass beads in the 16th-19th centuries affected preexisting native shell bead consumption strategies in Southern California. Data from two different coastal burial sites that were occupied by the Tongva/Gabrieliño people will be analyzed; one from an 1877 excavation on Santa Catalina Island that has virtually no provenience information, and another from more recent...


Analytical Chemistry and Archaeological Collections: A Case Study on the Continuing Research Value of Previously Excavated Materials. (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mark Warner. Ray von Wandruszka.

In 2008 archaeologists and chemists at the University of Idaho initiated a collaborative program using analytical chemistry to study archaeological materials. Initial work focused on collections from the northwest but it is now nationwide in scope.  The work had provided insight on a variety of questions including the reuse of historical bottles, traditional Chinese medicinal practices as well as the identification of many previously unknown materials.  The work has also proved to be an...


Appendix B. Collector's Interviews. in a Cultural Resources Overview of the Carson and Humboldt Sinks, Nevada, By James C. Bard, C.I. Busby, J.M. Findlay, P. Endzweig, L.S. Kobori, J. Liversidge, and S. Mende (1979)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Colin I. Busby. Larry S. Kobori.

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.


Archaeological Collections at the University of West Florida (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elizabeth Benchley. Norine Carroll.

The Archaeology Institute at the University of West Florida in Pensacola includes a regional archaeological museum and curation facility. Approximately 450 archeological collections and associated project archives from terrestrial and underwater sites are available to researchers and students. Projects conducted by the Institute along the northern Gulf Coast since the 1980s, and more recently by the Department of Anthropology, include Prehistoric through Industrial era archaeological sites...


Archaeological Collections from the Western Eskimos (1930)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Therkel Mathiassen.

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.


The Artifact Collection from Modern Greece: Using 50 Years of Conservation to Answer New Questions (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Chelsea R. Freeland.

This paper analyzes the salvage of artifacts from Modern Greece, a Civil War blockade-runner off Wilmington, NC. The NC Underwater Archaeology Branch brought up over 10,000 artifacts in 1962-63. Parts of the collection underwent conservation, while others remained in storage at Fort Fisher. Recently, students from ECU completed a re-housing project to allow for identification of conservation targets and prevent degradation. This paper discusses the retrieval and housing as related to the...


Artifacts from US Military Installation: Dusty Treasures or Unwanted Objects (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only George W. Calfas.

Collections allow archaeologists and other scholars the opportunity a means to view past lifeways. Those lifeways are connected to past histories that are situated in a time and place. Context is everything! However, what happens when artifacts are lost misplaced, or mis-catalogued? Archaeologists across the globe are working on shoe-string budgets and are being asked to do more with less. Due to these shrinking budgets the collections that we painstakingly curate often are given less care and...


Barriers to Access, or the Ways Racism Continues (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Teresa Moyer.

Black history at historic plantations concerns more than slavery and freedom; it also tells the story of why blacks in the past are omitted at places with so much of their history to tell. Historic plantations offer rich laboratories in which to examine the ways that racism changes and stays the same through the circumstances that enable black history to be revealed or hidden.  By studying the interpretation--or lack thereof--of black history at places like Mount Clare, we can learn from the...


Class I Cultural Resource Inventory for the Cedar City District of the Bureau of Land Management, Part I Cultural Resource Overview (1983)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Richard A. Thompson. G. B. Thompson. J. Embry.

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.


Class III Cultural Reconnaissance of Instrumentation Site P-47, Access Road, and Powerline, Tonopah Test Range, Nye County, Nevada (1988)
DOCUMENT Citation Only R. L. Reno. G. H. Henton.

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.


Clovis Points, Trade Beads, and Everything in Between: Collections at the University of Wyoming Archaeological Repository (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jody Clauter. Zachary Garhart. Adam Guinard. Rachael Shimek.

This poster details the archaeological collections housed at the University of Wyoming Archaeological Repository (UWAR) located in Laramie. The repository houses approximately 3 million artifacts from 15,000 different Wyoming sites as well as comparative, replica, experimental, and educational materials. We highlight our extensive suite of artifacts from across the state, which includes artifacts from all time periods from the Paleoindian to the Historic. Many of these objects are submitted...


Collections Catalog / Inventory for the Robert Abbe Museum (1985)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Diane Kopec.

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.


Collections Management at the National Park Service: The Interior Collections Management System User Satisfaction Survey (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stephen A Damm.

The Museum Management Program (MMP) provides national guidance and policy to the National Park Service (NPS). It also administers the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) for the NPS and the Department of the Interior (DOI). In an effort to look towards the future, the MMP and the Interior Museum Program (IMP) administered a user satisfaction survey to federal and non-federal users of ICMS. This poster examines the results of this survey and looks for solutions to common problems, the...


Collections-Based Research at Poverty Point World Heritage Site (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Diana Greenlee. Stephanie Perrault.

The Poverty Point World Heritage Site is a state-owned and -managed archaeological park in northeastern Louisiana. Named for the nineteenth-century Poverty Point Plantation, the site’s cultural significance derives from its monumental earthen complex constructed 3,700-3,100 BP. The complex includes five mounds; six enormous, concentric, semi-elliptical ridges; and a large interior plaza. A sixth mound was built 1,700-2,000 years after the initial construction. This culturally created landscape,...


Curating Rhode Island’s History: Lessons in Accountability and the Rehabilitation of State-owned Collections (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Danielle R Cathcart. Heather Olson.

As we celebrate the anniversary of the NHPA, many states are now coming to terms with the immensity of the archaeological collections gathered on their behalf over the past fifty years. While academics and professionals have become experts at minimizing the effects of development on buried and extant cultural resources through archaeological excavation, these endeavors have amassed a staggering amount of objects and information that too often languishes in deteriorating bags and boxes—poorly...


Curles Neck: a collections reassessment. (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mark Freeman. Barbara Heath.

The Curles Neck excavation, under the direction of Dan Mouer at Virginia Commonwealth University, produced a wealth of information about a significant mid-seventeenth to mid-nineteenth century site. Unfortunately the collections ended up housed in a non-archaeological repository, separate from the unordered documentation. A 2016 reassessment, undertaken by staff and students at the University of Tennessee, conducted an inventory of the physical collections; converted old digital files; digitized...


Disaster Struck: Smithsonian Museum Support Center Earthquake Response and Recovery (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David Rosenthal. Kerry Button.

On August 23, 2011, an earthquake centered in Louisa County, Virginia affected the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C. Measured at a magnitude of 5.8, this was the strongest quake in the area since 1944, reaching as many as 12 states and felt as far away as Canada. The quake caused damage to a number of national landmarks including the Washington Monument, the National Cathedral, and several Smithsonian buildings. The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Support Center (MSC) in Suitland, MD, home...


Engaging the History of the San Fernando Valley: Collections and "Synergy" at CSUN (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Diana Diaz.

Perceptions of southern California’s San Fernando Valley have long pertained to its relationship to adjacent Los Angeles, with the region over time characterized as either agricultural hinterland or faceless suburbia. Such stereotypes overlook the numerous historical associations and resources of the region, in the process subverting the identities and "communitas" of valley residents. In 2016 courses taught in the Department of Anthropology at California State University-Northridge (CSUN) have...


Extant Data-Base: Material Resources for the Study and Conservation of Archaeological Sites in Michigan (1978)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher S. Peebles.

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.


Finding our Way Forward: Collections Management in a Changing World (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Heather Thakar.

Confronting the existing challenges of archaeological collections management amid increasing threat from environmental disasters Museums, Curation facilities, and Repositories worldwide are struggling to preserve irreplaceable cultural heritage. At the same time researchers and government agencies are also struggling to mitigate loss of valuable cultural heritage threatened outside of existing facilities. All involved clearly want to increase opportunities to learn valuable lessons and collect...


From the Attic to the Basement: Rehousing the Archaeological Collection at Carlyle House Historic Park (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Casey D. Pecoraro.

The John Carlyle House, a ca. 1753 structure located in Alexandria, Virginia, is owned and operated as a historic house museum and park by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.  Limited archaeological survey of the site was conducted by the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission in 1973, and the subsequent salvage excavations of four features were performed during restoration work on the house undertaken between 1974 and 1976.  The artifact assemblage was later processed, catalogued and...


History and Future of the Commission's Archaeological Programs (1967)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Barry C. Kent.

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.


"A Horrible Quantity of Stuff": The Untapped Potential of Northeast Region NPS Collections (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alicia Paresi. Jennifer McCann.

All archeological material found on National Park lands must be curated and cared for in perpetuity, though often very little funding is designated for this purpose. This has led to an enormous backlog of artifacts and records in almost every park. For the last 15 years, the Northeast Museum Services Center has been providing cataloging services to National Park Service units in the Northeast Region. In that time, we have recovered an incredible amount of data about the NHPA-generated archeology...


How to Reduce the Boxes in your Laboratory and Produce Good Research: Archaeobotanical Analyses and Rehabilitated Collections (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only William A. Farley.

We have all heard the adage that "one hour in the field equals ten in the lab".  It is proof of this saying that nearly every archaeological laboratory boasts an impressive collection of meticulously collected soil samples. Nearly every complex archaeological excavation has the potential to yield hundreds or even thousands of liters of carefully collected sediment, despite the excavator’s knowledge that the mass majority will never be analyzed. Archaeobotanists can find great research value in...


Identification of Coarse Earthenware Potters on Production and Consumption Sites in Charlestown, Massachusetts Using Biometric Identification (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jennifer Poulsen. Joseph M. Bagley.

Every so often, the fingerprints of potters are left in the wet clay of coarse earthenware vessels.  Many of these evocative "signatures" have been observed on redware that was excavated from the 18th-century Parker-Harris Pottery Site and Three Cranes Tavern Site in Charlestown, Massachusetts.  Using a short-range 3D laser scanner to capture this data, a small comparative data set was compiled to determine if these biometric identifiers (finger and hand prints) could be used to directly connect...