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Ancient Maya Trade and Communication as Evidence by Petrographic and Iconographic Analysis of Unit-Stamped Pottery (2015)
The Paynes Creek salt works of southern Belize were a massive industry for the production of salt for trade with inland Maya consumers during the Classic period (A.D. 300-900). The salt workers lived elsewhere, perhaps at the nearby trading port of Wild Cane Cay, which was a large contemporary settlement. The infrastructure of production includes wooden buildings preserved below the sea floor. The majority of artifacts recovered from survey and excavations consist of briquetage—locally-made...
Appendix 1: An Analysis of Thin Sections of 16 Potsherds from Bovine Bluff (26 Ck 3130) in the Bovine Bluff Site: an Early Puebloan Site In the Upper Moapa Valley (1985)
Applications of Stereologic Methods in Standardizing Information On the Inclusions In Grog-Tempered Prehistoric Ceramics at the Toltec Site, 3Ln42 (1979)
Chemical Characterization and Provenance of Manu'a Adz Material Using a Non-Destructive X-Ray Fluorescence Technique (1993)
Recent excavations at La Villa recovered a large quantity of pottery that spanned a broad range of time from the Vakhi (ca. A.D. 500-700) to Early Sacaton phase (ca. A.D. 950-1020). Binocular and petrographic analysis of this corpus provides insights into changes in pottery production and distribution in the Phoenix Basin, particularly for Hohokam decorated ceramic types. The results from examining early red-on-gray through red-on-gray/buff sherds indicates those vessels were made with crushed...
Excavations at Miranduolo, Tuscany revealed a substantial Medieval settlement and castle, with a rich architectural and ceramic sequence from the 7th-13th century. The ceramic record is dominated by coarseware, mainly cooking pots, which offer a reliable indicator of date at the site, but also a window on everyday life, of choices regarding food preparation equipment. Petrographic analysis has been employed in order to understand if these coarsewares were produced by the village inhabitants for...
Cultural Resource Inventory and Assessment of Macgregor Guided Missile Range, Otero County, New Mexico: Part III: Botanical and Geological Studies (1977)
Economy and Interaction Along the Lower Chaco River: the Navajo Mine Archeological Program, Mining Area III, San Juan County, New Mexico (1983)
Final Project Report on the Survey of the Tataga-Matau Fortified Quarry Complex, Near Leone, American Samoa (1985)
Petrographic Analysis of Late Woodland Ceramics From the Sperry Site, Jackson County, Missouri (1981)
As part of her ongoing dissertation research, the author conducted a series of experimental tests to examine the physical properties of coarse crystalline rocks. Common coarse crystalline rocks in the Northeast include granite, granodiorite, and gabbro. Earlier petrographic studies by the author identified these rocks as common tempering agents in early ceramic vessels in New York. The author hypothesized that these rocks were intentionally collected by potters from glacial land formations and...
Pottery and Potters in Quebec City in the 17th Century: An Archaeometric Study of Local Ceramic Production (2016)
In Quebec City, the local earthenware ceramic industry began around 1636 with the production of both bricks and pottery. While post excavation visual examination and comparison with established earthenware typologies often suggest European productions, we propose a microscopic examination using archaeometric analyses in order to identify the presence of local wares. A collection of 52 earthenware sherds from four sites in the region was selected for analysis. Tomodensitometry (CT-scanning) and...
Preliminary Archaeological and Geological Analyses At the Antelope Quarry Site 32MZ330 McKenzie County, North Dakota (1987)
Rio Grande Glaze Paint Ware: a Study Illustrating the Place of Ceram Ic Technological Analysis in Archaeological Research (1942)
Temper Analysis of Southern Nevada Prehistoric Ceramics: a Test Case of X-Ray Diffraction (Western Anasazi Reports Vol. 1, No. 3) (1978)
Transport jars at the Mycenaean Citadel of Tiryns, Greece: new evidence from petrographic analysis of trade in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean (2015)
The analysis of Transport Stirrup Jars in the Aegean world has been seen as a test-case for the relative effectiveness and reliability of chemical and petrographic analysis in terms of provenance. These jars are important as they moved in large quantities between the ‘Minoan’ and ‘Mycenaean’ worlds and because they sometimes feature inscriptions in Linear B, reflecting elite control of production and consumption in Crete, as well as in a variety of mainland ‘palaces’. This makes the vessels key...