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After Monte Albán (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Leigh Anne Ellison

After Monte Albán reveals the richness and interregional relevance of Postclassic transformations in the area now known as Oaxaca, which lies between Central Mexico and the Maya area and, as contributors to this volume demonstrate, achieved cultural centrality in pan-Mesoamerican networks. Large nucleated states throughout Oaxaca collapsed after 700 C.E., including the great Zapotec state centered in the Valley of Oaxaca, Monte Albán. Elite culture changed in fundamental ways as small...


Alabama Archeology: a Summary. In: Archeology of Eastern United States (1952)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David L. DeJarnette.

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Beyond Archiving: Synthesizing Data with tDAR (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Adam Brin. Leigh Anne Ellison.

The future of archaeological research is dependent on our ability to synthesize data across sites and leverage both current and legacy data. Asking questions of regions or clusters of sites where data was recovered over over decades or centuries and by multiple researchers becomes difficult without significant, manually-performed normalization and standardization processes at a great impediment to synthetic research. Beyond archiving, tDAR provides integration tools to extend the lifespan of...


Big Data, Human Adaptation, and Historical Archaeology: Confronting Old Problems with New Solutions (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jeffrey Altschul.

How humans respond to climate change has been identified as one of archaeology's grand challenges. Traditionally, archaeologists correlate local or regional environmental reconstructions with human settlement to form post hoc inferences about adaptive and social responses to changes in climate and associated environmental resources. Regardless the logical strength of these explanations, rarely can they be generalized beyond the case study. To offer general statements about human adaptation to...


Convergence Research and the Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Keith Kintigh. Jeffrey Altschul.

Archaeological forays into the climate change debate have generally been through case studies that integrate archaeological, anthropological, and paleoenvironmental data into coherent, evidence-based narratives that document how cultural systems in a relatively small geographic region adapted to long-term climatic change. While these cautionary tales can play a valuable role in galvanizing public opinion, they generally have not influenced public policy. What is lacking are scalable inferences...


Cultural Dynamics, Deep Time, and Data: Planning Cyberinfrastructure Investments for Archaeology (2014)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Keith Kintigh. Jeffrey Altschul. Ann P. Kinzig. Fred Limp. William Michener. J. A. Sabloff. Edward Hackett. Timothy A. Kohler. Bertram Ludäscher. Clifford Lynch.

Archaeological data and research results are essential to addressing such fundamental questions as the origins of human culture; the origin, waxing, and waning of civilizations and cities; the response of societies to long-term climate changes; and the systemic relationships implicated in human-induced changes in the environment. However, we lack the capacity for acquiring, managing, analyzing, and synthesizing the large data sets needed to address these fundamental questions. We propose...


Data Integration in the Service of Synthetic Research (2017)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Keith Kintigh. Katherine Spielmann. K. Selçuk Candan. Adam Brin. James DeVos. Tiffany Clark. Matthew Peeples.

Addressing archaeology’s most compelling substantive challenges requires synthetic research that exploits the large and rapidly expanding corpus of systematically collected archaeological data. That, in turn, demands an integration procedure that preserves the semantics of the data when combining datasets collected by multiple investigators who employ different systematics in their recording. To that end, we have developed a general procedure that we call query-directed, on-the-fly data...


Dinosaur National Monument Historic Resources Study (One Addendum) (1985)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Steven F. Mehls.

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Draft: An Overview and Assessment of Archeological Resources, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Alaska (DO NOT CITE WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR) (1991)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Patricia L. McClenahan.

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Fostering Collaborative Synthetic Research in Archaeology (2018)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jeffrey Altschul. Keith Kintigh. Terry Klein. Bill Doelle. Kelley Hays-Gilpin. Sarah Herr. Timothy A. Kohler. Barbara Mills. Lindsay Montgomery. Margaret C. Nelson. Scott Ortman. John Parker. Matthew Peeples. J. A. Sabloff.

While our fascination with understanding the past is sufficient to warrant an increased focus on synthesis, solutions to important problems facing modern society require understandings based on data that only archaeology can provide. Yet, even as we use public monies to collect ever-greater amounts of data, modes of research that can stimulate emergent understandings of human behavior have lagged behind. Consequently, a substantial amount of archaeological inference remains at the level of the...


Historic and Archeological Survey of the Bertrandville Levee Setback (M-70-L) Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana (1985)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Joan M. Exnicios. Bryan L. Guevin.

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Letter Report: Archaeological Survey of Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Florida (1975)
DOCUMENT Citation Only J. R. Williams.

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Letter Report: Cultural Resources Survey of Proposed Industrial Site in Section 35 and 36, Township 4 North - Range 7 West (1980)
DOCUMENT Citation Only George W. Percy.

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Letter Report: DRI Report, Coral Springs (Trip Survey Report) (1973)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Wilburn A. Cockrell.

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Letter Report: Project Number 550550-3531, Proposed 44.6 Acre Borrow Pit To Be Located in the SE 1 / 4 of Section 36, T1S-R2W, Leon County, Florida (1980)
DOCUMENT Citation Only George W. Percy.

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Macro-scale History of the Lake Titicaca Region, Peru and Bolivia: A Synthesis and Comparative Analysis of Settlement Patterns (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Karl La Favre.

The Lake Titicaca region of Peru and Bolivia has been extensively surveyed by a number of archaeologists over the past 3 decades, but the accumulated data await systematic synthesis and comparative analysis. This study places the settlement pattern data from a dozen different surveys into a uniform analytic framework that focuses on demographic dynamics and their relationship to political change. Substantial regional variation is apparent in characteristics such as the variability of total...


A Path Less Traveled: An 18th-Century Historic Archaeological Context as Alternative Mitigation of the Reedy Island Cart Road Site (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ian Burrow. Patrick Harshbarger.

The alternative mitigation for the Reedy Island Cart Road Site envisions a historic context that will provide a capstone synthesis for evaluating the significance of 18th-century archaeological resources in southern New Castle County. During the U.S. Route 301 project the Reedy Island and Bohemia Cart Roads have emerged as important archaeological features; the cart roads link heretofore unrecognized 18th-century resources, mainly small dwelling and nucleated farm sites, to a trans-peninsular...


Review of Florida Archaeolog (1980)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mark J. Brooks.

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Review of Florida Archaeology By Jerald T. Milanich and Charles H. Fairbanks (1980)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John W. Griffin.

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Review of Florida Archaeology By Jerald T. Milanich and Charles H. Fairbanks (1982)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Albert C. Goodyear.

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The Role of Synthesis in American Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management as Seen through an Arizona Lens (2016)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jeffrey Altschul.

Since the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act in 1966, American archaeology has been transformed from an academic discipline to a service industry that provides regulatory compliance. Much like the rest of the nation, Arizona has benefited from the identification and excavation of thousands of archaeological sites. We have learned much about what happened in the past. We have not, however, been as successful in synthesizing the new data into new understandings of why humans behaved...


Toward an Ecological Model for Chacolithic Cultures of Central and Western India (1984)
DOCUMENT Citation Only M. K. Dhavalikar.

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"Willey-Nilly" or the Archaeology of Northwest Florida and Adjacent Borderlands Revisited (1985)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David S. Brose.

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