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13,000 Years of Obsidian Prospecting in Eastern Beringia: A Status Report on Obsidian Source Studies in Alaska and Yukon (2017)

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The archaeological record of Eastern Beringia plays an important role in understanding global human dispersals and settlement, and is a proving ground for testing ideas about high latitude hunter-gatherer land use, technology, and socioeconomic interaction. Obsidian provenance studies provide an excellent means to address these issues. Since 2006 we have compiled, organized and generated new obsidian geochemical analyses for more than 11,000 artifacts from 1200 sites across Alaska and Yukon...


Aboriginal Patterns of Trade Between the Columbia Basin and the Northern Plains (1970)

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Addendum Phase II Archaeological Test Excavation at Site SDI-7315 Rainbow Valley, California 11-SD-15 P.M. R51.2-R53.3 11825 11203 144811 (1980)

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Addendum Report To an Archaeological Survey Report for a Proposed Jet Fuel Line from Edwards Air Force Base To George Air Force Base, Mojave Desert, Kern, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties, California (1980)

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Addendum To Environment Assessment: Results of Archaeological Investigation of the East Range, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1983 (1983)

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Addendum to the EIR and Mitigation of CA-Sbr-4177 at Ivanpah Dry Lake (1981)

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Addendum Two to Interim Report: Cultural Resource Management Investigations of the Hunter's Ridge Commmunity Development, Fontana, California (1992)

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Addendum: Cultural Resources Evaluation, Pinecrest Camp Properties (1980)

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Altica and the Role of Middlemen in Formative Obsidian Exchange (2017)

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Altica’s location, in the Patlachique Range 10 km away from the Otumba obsidian source, suggests a potentially significant role in the distribution of Otumba obsidian. Altica may have served as an important middleman and processing site in Formative obsidian exchange, but a greater understanding of the nature of these exchange relationships is required to define this role. This paper combines geochemical sourcing and technological data from obsidian from nine Early and Middle Formative sites,...


The American Falls obsidian source: near, far, or unknown? (2015)

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Harris’ 2011 Master’s thesis sourced obsidian artifacts from the Kyle Canyon Spring site (10-BT-8). Obsidian source characterization suggested a large circulation range for the prehistoric people using site 10-BT-8, with strong emphasis placed on the American Falls obsidian source. This result was unexpected, given that it is 120km from 10-BT-8 and a nearer, arguably higher quality obsidian source is only 50km away. In my thesis, I concluded that the people occupying 10-BT-8 over the last 3,000...


Analysis of an Obsidian Biface Reportedly Found in the Connecticut River Valley of Vermont (2007)

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An obsidian biface reportedly found in the Connecticut River Valley of Vermont, is the only currently locatable obsidian artifact purported to have been found in Northern New England. As such, it may be evidence for prehistoric long-distance exchange, a product of modern- or historic period trade among artifact collectors, or it may be a modern replica. Four criteria are outlined to assess the artifact’s authenticity as a product of prehistoric trade: provenience, cultural affiliation, age, and...


Analysis of an Obsidian Source from the Cougar Pass Region of the Absaroka Mountain Range (2017)

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Obsidian samples from a variety of sites across Northwest Wyoming have been sourced using X-ray fluorescence and analyzed in order to determine the importance of a relatively unheard of source from the Cougar Pass region of the Absaroka Mountain Range. Artifacts manufactured with obsidian nodules from Cougar Pass have been found in archaeological contexts across Northwest Wyoming, extending as far as a presently unknown kilometer range from their source. The wide range of specimens from a...


Analysis of Lithic Artifacts Recovered from Archaeological Sites On East Range, Edwards Air Force Base, San Bernardino County, California (1984)

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Analyzing Ancient Maya Settlement Patterns through the Geochemical Analysis of Obsidian Artifacts in Southern Belize. (2016)

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This poster examines the distribution of obsidian across space and time among two Classic Period Maya centers, Uxbenká and Ix Kuku’il, located in the southern foothills of the Maya Mountains, Belize, Central America. Data from portable x-ray florescence analyses at Uxbenká suggests that neither the period of occupation, distance of a settlement group to the site core, nor the social status of group residents impacted the availability of obsidian source-group material, suggesting Uxbenká...


Ancient Californians: Rancholabrean Hunters of the Mojave Lakes Country (1978)

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Appendix To Preliminary Report: Mid Hills Archeologic Survey, Hole-In-The-Wall and Wild Horse Mesa Artifacts (1973)

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An application of obsidian hydration dating to prehistoric sites in Japan (2015)

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Recent progress of obsidian hydration dating (OHD) notably in accurate estimates of effective hydration temperature (EHT) and systematic measurements of rim thickness has now extended the utility of OHD to evaluate chronometric dates of prehistoric sites in various climatic conditions. The present paper discusses the reliability of OHD as the dating method, through a comparison of multiple specimens that were recently obtained from prehistoric sites in temperate and subarctic regions in the...


Appraisal of the Archeological Resources of Kelsey Creek Reservoir, Lake County, California (1948)

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The River Basin Surveys, Smithsonian Institution examined the area to be inundated by Kelsey Creek Reservoir in Lake County, California for archaeological resources. Clarence E. Smith carried out the field work in the fall of 1947. Although the area is small, no less than 13 sites were found within it. Four of the sites were habitation sites, as indicated by the presence of middens. The other 9 sites were likely "workshop" sites.


Appraisal of the Archeological Resources of Monticello Reservoir Area, Napa County, California (1948)

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This report describes the archaeological survey that the River Basin Surveys, Smithsonian Institution made during October and November of 1947. Clarence E. Smith, Archaeologist, and a team of graduate students from the University of California carried out the field work. A total of 50 archaeological sites were found during the survey. Sites consist of habitation and activity areas. It is worth noting that two of the major sites were identified as villages occupied and recorded during the...


ArcBurn: Measuring Fire Vulnerability in Southwestern Landscapes (2015)

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How can the archaeological record be used as a chronicle of prehistoric forest fires? How do cultural resource managers today evaluate the potential impacts of wildland fires? The "ArcBurn" project, funded by the Joint Fire Science Program, is a collaboration among archaeologists, fire scientists, forest ecologists, and fire managers. This project was created to develop hard data on fire effects to ensure that the best science is effectively and appropriately used to guide management plans, and...


Archaeological & Historical Survey of Bean Valley Estates, Escondido, San Diego County (1977)

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Archaeological - Historical Resources Assessment of Southeast 1 / 4 of Section 14, Township 8 North, Range 7 West, Kramer California Quadrangle Map (1976)

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Archaeological - Historical Resources Assessment of Tentative Tract No. 9652 in the Alta Loma Area (1976)

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Archaeological - Historical Resources Assessment of Tract No. 8157, Big Bear City (1977)

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Archaeological and Cultural Resources Assessment of Six Square Miles Within the Randsburg Wash Test Facility, for a Proposed Project Site, Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California (1980)

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