Stairway (Site Type Keyword)
Parent: Non-Domestic Structures
A series of steps allowing access to a different level. Use for toe/hand holds, stairs, ladders, etc.
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The Blue Creek project is marked by a broadening research design which remains focused on understanding the Blue Creek site core while, at the same time, allowing us to expand our forays into other sites and other issues. While past seasons have been marked by revolutionary changes in how we perceive Blue Creek, this year was marked by an increased depth of understanding. The year, we began shifting focus to the residential and agricultural aspects of the Blue Creek community as well as the...
1998 and 1999 BC Report (1999)
This report represents the efforts of the Blue Creek Archaeological Project during the 1998 and 1999 field seasons. The Blue Creek Project is a constantly evolving and growing research effort with the central goal of understanding the history, structure, and dynamics of the ancient Maya City of Blue Creek
2004 Season Summaries of The Blue Creek Regional Political Ecology Project, Upper Northwestern Belize (2004)
2004 SEASON SUMMARIES OF THE BLUE CREEK REGIONAL POLITICAL ECOLOGY PROJECT: Blue Creek Regional Political Ecology Project Ceramic Report: 2004 Season Kerry Lynn Sagebiel Blue Creek 2004 Field Season Report: Geomorphology, Pollen, and Hydrology Investigations Timothy Beach, Ph.D., and Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach. Ph.D 2004 Season Excavations in the Gran Cacao Ballcourt, Northwestern Belize Jon C. Lohse, Ph.D., Jimmy Barrera, and Antonio Padilla 2004 Ixno’ha Excavation...
Archeological Investigations Related to Fort Larned NHS Refrigerant Line Replacement and Officers' Cellars Stabilization (1998)
Archeological testing and mitigation was performed for two projects at Fort Larned National Historic Site. The first project consisted of relocating a buried air conditioner refrigerant line that passed through the 1860 adobe Commissary Storehouse and Enlistedmens' Barracks (HSll) and near a feature (Feature 17) previously identified by Earl Monger as a possible privy pit. The second project entailed testing in cellars located under the Officers Quarters (north cellar, HS7 and north and south...
Archival Auger Forms (2012)
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.
Biosilicate analysis of residue in Maya dedicatory cache vessels from Blue Creek, Belize (2004)
Residues from nine ancient Maya dedicatory vessels were analyzed for biosilicates. In all cases, the analysis was successful in identifying plant and sponge remains that had been placed in the vessels. This analysis sheds light on ancient Maya plant use as well as ritual and religious practices.
Background—The Maya City of Blue Creek Blue Creek is an ancient Maya city (900 BC–AD 1000) in northwestern Belize, just south of the southern Mexican border. Annual investigations of the site have been under way since 1990. Except for four years, these were, and continue to be, directed by Thomas Guderjan. Consequently, we have access to all records and archives of the project and have an excellent relationship with the government of Belize. The ancient city of Blue Creek covers more than 100...
Blue Creek Regional Ecology Project: 2001, 2002, and 2003 Research Summaries (2003)
Over the past two seasons, the Blue Creek Regional Political Ecology Project, formerly the Blue Creek Archaeology Project (under the direction of Dr. Tom Guderjan) has shifted its research objectives away from earlier lines of inquiry to encompass both a broader scope of analysis and also embrace alternative though complementary questions regarding ancient Maya society. Important among the objectives that currently comprise our work in the Blue Creek area of northwestern Belize are: (1) better...
Chert Biface Coding Sheets (2013)
A.J. Vonarx recorded attributes of chert bifacial artifacts, apparently all are projectile points.
Constructing Hierarchy through Entitlement: Inequality in Lithic Resource Access among the Ancient Maya of Blue Creek, Belize. (2004)
ABSTRACT Constructing Hierarchy through Entitlement: Inequality in Lithic Resource Access among the Ancient Maya of Blue Creek, Belize. (December 2004) Jason Wallace Barrett, B.A., Rhode Island College; M.A., Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Harry J. Shafer This dissertation tests the theory that lithic raw materials were a strategic resource among the ancient Maya of Blue Creek, Belize that markedly influenced the development of socio-economic hierarchies...
Dainzú-Macuilxóchitl Archaeological Project
This archive contains all of the data derived from field research at the site of Dainzú-Macuilxóchitl in the Oaxaca Valley of Mexico. This is a multi-year project consisting of intensive survey and mapping, as well as comprehensive excavations. The mapping and survey are designed to provide a detailed topographic map of the site and provide a basic temporal and spatial settlement description. Intensive excavations are focused on residential areas. This project has been financially supported...
Faunal Analysis Data for Terrace S25 (2015)
This file contains all of the data from Dr. Heather Laphams analysis of the animal bones collected during the 2015 excavation of Terrace S25 on Cerro Danush, Dainzú-Macuilxóchitl, Oaxaca, Mexico
Faunal Analysis Report for Terrace S25 (2015)
This is the report by Dr. Heather Lapham of the analysis of the faunal materials recovered during the 2015 excavations of Terrace S25 on Cerro Danush.
Feature Excavation Forms, Terrace S25, Cerro Danush (2015)
Excavation forms for features excavated on Terrace S25
Frequency Counts for Ceramic Categories, Terrace O8 (2015)
Frequency data for all ceramic materials collected on Terrace O8 during the 2015 excavations. See project report 2015 for more information
Frequency Counts for Ceramic Categories, Terrace S25 (2015)
This file contains all of the frequency counts for ceramic categories from the excavated units on Terrace S25. It does not include the frequency data from other excavated contexts (elements, burials, features), unless otherwise noted in the comments. For more information on the ceramic categories, please see the project report for 2015
Frequency Counts for Ceramic Categories, Terraces S19 and S20 (2010)
This file contains all of the ceramic frequency counts for the excavations that took place on Terrace S19 and S20 of Cerro Danush, Dainzú-Macuilxóchitl in the 2008-2009 field season. Please see project report for 2010 for further information on artifact categories and assignments.
Great Pueblo Architecture of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (1984)
After a century of excavation and survey in Chaco Canyon, a new study of Chacoan architecture should be redundant. Oddly enough, this is not true. The most extensive field studies of Chacoan building were the earliest (Holsinger 1901; Jackson 1878), undertaken before the development of tree-ring dating; while the most important dendrochronological studies (Bannister 1965; Robinson et al. 1974) were accomplished without the benefit of concurrent fieldwork. Chaco's archaeological literature,...