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Discovery Through Rehabilitation: The Betty Veatch Potomac Creek Collection (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Erin Cagney.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Boxed but not Forgotten Redux or: How I Learned to Stop Digging and Love Old Collections" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In 2017, archaeologists at American University in Washington, D.C. rediscovered the Betty Veatch collection sitting forgotten in the lab— boxes of prehistoric and historic artifacts alongside Veatch’s personal journals, field logs, and photographs from her 1970s-1980s surveys. After an...


The Dolores Archaeological Program
PROJECT Robert A. Bye. Christine K. Robinson. David A. Breternitz. Allen E. Kane. Steven E. James. Timothy A. Kohler. William D. Lipe. Bureau of Reclamation.

From 1978 until 1985 the University of Colorado contracted with the Bureau of Reclamation (Contract No. 8-07-40-S0562) to mitigate the adverse impact of a large water impoundment project on the cultural resources in the project area. This complex and evolving long-term mitigation plan known as the Dolores Archaeological Program (DAP) has been called a “truly unique chapter in American archaeology” (Breternitz 1993:118) and was applauded by Lipe (1998:2) for its ability to “increase the power and...


Ethnography and archaeometry of red ochre use by the Maasai and Samburu in Kenya (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stanley Ambrose. Andrew Zipkin. Mercy Gakii. Craig Lundstrom.

Red ochre occurs in African archaeological sites spanning more than 250,000 years. It is usually considered to be evidence of the evolving capacity for symbolic behavior. If geological outcrops have distinctive geochemical fingerprints then it may be possible to determine the sources of pigments in archaeological sites and rock art, and reconstruct source preferences, transport distances and perhaps exchange network patterns. Although ochre is almost universally used in Africa, ethnographic...


Implications of Ostrich Eggshell Diagenesis Experiments and Observations for Isoscape Analyses (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stanley Ambrose. Andrew Zipkin.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2021: General Sessions" session, at the 86th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Ostrich eggshell (OES) is widely used for environmental reconstruction with carbon, oxygen and nitrogen isotopes, and radiocarbon dating. Strontium isotope ratios of OES artifacts can be used to reconstruct object biography, human mobility, and interaction networks. OES can provide an isotopic baseline for reconstructing past environments and provenience of...


Maps (1985)
DATASET Uploaded by: Jesse Clark

A small percentage of the maps reproduced from field data can be found in the series of published DAP reports, but a much larger collection of original material can be accessed via the Anasazi Heritage Center, Colorado. The maps dataset allows users to easily know what maps are available for any provenience. Maps were sequentially numbered within each site and later classified as one of 47 taxa, according to the type of information the map was meant to convey. Documenting the contents of a site...