Ancient Governmental Structure (Site Type Keyword)
Parent: Governmental Structure
Specified area containing evidence that is associated with prehistoric governmental activity.
1-14 (14 Records)
A program of augering residential mounds preceeded the selection of mounds for residential test excavations. These pdf files have the data forms and associated notes related to the auger testing, done in 1987.
Archival Excavation Records 1987 (1987)
Residential mound excavations during 1987 were recorded with forms, and artifacts from the excavations were recorded on forms.
Archival Survey Feature or Collection Forms (2012)
These are pdf files of the original survey feature/collection forms. Each survey feature was recorded on a form and assigned a unique number, and, if the feature was collected, that number pertains to the surface collection. Some features have more than one collection, in which case additional feature/collection numbers were assigned. Rarely numbers were subsequently de-assigned, and might then be assigned to a different feature/collection later, but occasionally numbers were not used...
Archival Survey Field Forms (2012)
These pdf files show forms for fields where survey was conducted and the locations of features/collections within the field, along with vegetation and other observations. These files are only available with special permission because those from seasons when global positioning equipment was used have UTM coordinates. Those from survey using aerial mosaics sometimes show roads or towns identifiable on maps.
Archival Survey Figurine Forms (2012)
These laboratory forms record figurine classifications.
Archival Survey Misc Artifact Forms (2012)
These pdfs contain the original laboratory coding forms for a variety of miscellaneous artifacts, such as spindle whorls, incensarios, colanders,clay balls, and other unusual ceramic forms. Artifacts related to ceramic production are included.
Archival Survey Obsidian Forms (2012)
Obsidian coding forms from the PALM regional survey and associated notes. The obsidian coding was directed by Lynette Heller.
Archival Survey Pottery Forms (2012)
These archival forms recorded pottery types and attributes for survey collections. Some show updates or corrections when pottery was reexamined, but a few updates were made directly on electronic database or excel files.
Chert Biface Coding Sheets (2013)
A.J. Vonarx recorded attributes of chert bifacial artifacts, apparently all are projectile points.
High Risk: Deltaic Resilience and the Genesis of Mesopotamian Cities (Iraq). Final Report. (2011)
Final Report to the National Science Foundation for NSF-BCS High Risk Research in Physical Anthropology and Archaeology Award # 1045974. 18 Figures, 1 Table, 1 Appendix.
Marshland of Cities: Deltaic Landscapes and the Evolution of Early Mesopotamian Civilization (2003)
Prevailing theories of the evolution of early complex societies in southern Mesopotamia presume a uniform, arid landscape transited by Tigris and Euphrates distributaries. These theories hold that it was the seventh millennium BCE introduction of irrigation technologies from the northern alluvium to the south that began the punctuated evolution of Mesopotamian irrigation schemes. In this view, irrigation-dependent agro-pastoral production was the primary stimulus to urbanization and, millennia...
Obsidian biface coding sheets (2013)
A.J. Vonarx recorded attributes of obsidian bifacial tools. All appear to be projectile points.
Western Lower Papaloapan Archaeology (Veracruz, Mexico): Forms
This archive includes an introduction to the field projects and publications as well as copies in pdf of original field and laboratory forms, digitized data files (generally in excel), and files with descriptions of variables in digitized files. The files will be added to tdar through a series of updates. The projects were sponsored by funding various agencies, with permission from the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico.
When Trash Becomes Treasure: A Postclassic Maya Obsidian Core Cache from Nojpeten (2014)
This paper examines an obsidian cache offering excavated near the corner of a Postclassic Maya platform structure in Nojpeten, on the island of Flores, Guatemala. The cache consists of approximately 190 obsidian prismatic blade cores and core fragments, but the original number of cores placed in the cache likely fell between 173 and 182, with a best estimate of 177, 178, or 180. The cores were found about 20 cm southwest of the structure in a circular concentration measuring approximately 35 cm...