Holocene (Temporal Keyword)

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The Analysis of a Late Holocene Bison Skull from Fawn Creek, Lemhi County, Idaho, and Its Implications for Understanding the HIstory and Ecology of Bison in the Intermountain West (1997)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kenneth P. Cannon.

In 1995 the skull of a subadult male bison was recovered from the cutbank of Fawn Creek, Lemhi County, Idaho, by a ranger for the Salmon-Challis National Forest. After slowly drying the skull for about a year it was turned over to the Midwest Archeological Center in order to be stabilized and analyzed for clues to the ecology of Late Holocene bison in the Intermountain West. A number of analytical techniques were applied to the skull in order to understand its age of deposition and ecology....


The Analysis of a Late Holocene Bison Skull from the Ashley National Forest, Utah (2004)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kenneth P. Cannon.

In 2003 a partial bison skull was recovered by Ashley National Forest archeologist Brian Storm from an elevation of 3840 m (12,600 ft) AMSL in the Uinta Mountains. The partial skull consists of a portion of the frontal, occipital region, and horn cores including horn sheaths. The presence of the horn sheaths is of particular interest for the ecological information they can provide. Through the analysis of the individual cones of the horn sheath a record of the animal’s dietary and migration...


Annual Report: Archaeological Survey and Evaluation, Fort Wainwright and Fort Richardson, Alaska 2008 (2009)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Edmund P. Gaines.

In 2008, the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Wainwright (USAG FWA) and U.S. Army Garrison Fort Richardson (USAG FRA) initiated several projects that triggered archaeological and cultural resource analyses and surveys of proposed project areas. This report details each undertaking for which archaeological fieldwork was completed at Fort Wainwright and Fort Richardson. One range project conducted at the Donnelly Training Area (DTA; within the boundaries of former Fort Greely) is reported in this report.


The Archaeology of Nelson Basin and Adjacent Areas, Fort Irwin, San Bernardino County, CA (1993)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mark E. Basgall. D. Jones. L. Glover. M. C. Hall. C. Hunter. T. Origer. M. Waters. P. Bouey. B. Wickstrom. T. Jackson.

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Archeology and Paleoecology of the Central Great Plains (1996)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jack L. Hofman.

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AVENUE OF THE SAINTS, MISSOURI: SUMMARY OF CLIMATE MODELS AND PALEOENVIRONMENT USING STRATIGRAPHIC POLLEN AND PHYTOLITH RECORDS (2010)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings. Chad Yost. R.A. Varney. Akos Peto.

Sediment samples, collected from stratigraphic columns from three sites (23Ck57, 23Ck302, and 23Le174), were examined for pollen and phytoliths to provide information concerning the paleoenvironment along the Avenue of the Saints corridor in northeastern Missouri. The time periods represented by these stratigraphic samples include the Late Pleistocene at the base of 23Ck57, the Middle Holocene (6300-5500 BP) at 23Le174, and approximately 3510-2550 BP at 23Ck302. The samples 23Ck57 and 23Le174...


Blue Creek
PROJECT Maya Research Program.

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...


CHARCOAL AND WOOD IDENTIFICATION, MACROFLORAL ANALYSIS, AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF SAMPLES FROM THE FRIANT DAM, CALIFORNIA (2011)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

A total of nineteen bulk soil samples, fourteen detrital charcoal samples, and one wood sample from along the San Joaquin River near Fresno, California, were examined to recover organic fragments suitable for radiocarbon dating. These samples were recovered from Holocene alluvium in soil pits downstream of Friant Dam and from auger holes in slackwater deposits upstream of the dam. Botanic components and detrital charcoal were identified, and potentially radiocarbon-datable material was...


CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF SAMPLES FROM ALONG THE YAKIMA RIVER, YAKIMA, WASHINGTON (2009)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

A total of eighteen charcoal samples and four bulk soil samples from soil pits or trenches on stream terraces adjacent to the Yakima River in eastern Washington were floated to recover organic fragments suitable for radiocarbon analysis. These samples were collected for a study of Holocene terrace chronology along the Yakima River. Botanic components and detrital charcoal were identified, and potentially radiocarbon datable material was separated. Six radiocarbon dates were obtained.


CHARCOAL IDENTIFICATION AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF SAMPLES FROM SITE SAR 1, BEXAR COUNTY, TEXAS (2011)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

Three samples of sediment containing charcoal flecks were submitted for extraction of charcoal, charcoal identification, and AMS radiocarbon dating. These samples were recovered from Late Holocene alluvial deposits of the San Antonio River, Texas. Two of the samples yielded charcoal in sufficient quantities for AMS radiocarbon dating.


Cultural Resources Survey IN Ross Watershed, Plymouth CO, IA.- Stratigraphy and Chronology of Holocene Alluvium IN Small Western Iowa Valleys. (1981)
DOCUMENT Citation Only E. Arthur III Bettis. D. M. Thompson.

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Early Human Adaptations Along Dry Lake Shorelines in the Great Basin Archaeological Research on the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nellis Air Force Base (2011)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Bretton Somers. John Lindemuth.

The first human arrivals in the Great Basin encountered a landscape that for a time supported numerous lakes, marshes, rivers, and streams within the internally draining basins of the Great Basin. The current investigation is an effort to determine whether the terminal Pleistocene/early Holocene remnants of Mud, Gold Flat, and Kawich lakes on the Nevada Test and Training Range supported Paleo archaic activity. This study combines Dickerson's 2006 geomorphology findings with archaeological...


EXAMINATION OF BULK SOIL AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF MATERIAL FROM THE COLUMBIA RIVER, WASHINGTON (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Peter Kováčik.

Sites CR1, CR2, and CR3 comprise Holocene terraces located immediately below the Grand Coulee Dam along the Columbia River, Ferry County, Washington. Two bulk soil samples from each site were submitted for macrofloral analysis. Botanic components and detrital charcoal were identified, and potentially radiocarbon datable material was separated. Additionally, three samples underwent microscopic charcoal recovery due to insufficient macroscopic charcoal. Two microscopic charcoal samples were...


EXAMINATION OF BULK SOIL, IDENTIFICATION OF DETRITAL CHARCOAL, AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF MATERIAL COLLECTED ALONG GRIZZLY CREEK, OREGON (2011)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Peter Kovacik.

One bulk soil sample and twelve detrital charcoal samples were examined for the presence of organic material suitable for radiocarbon age determination. These samples were recovered from Holocene alluvium along Grizzly Creek downstream of Howard Prairie Dam, near Klamath Falls in the south-central Oregon. Botanic components and detrital charcoal were identified, and potentially radiocarbon datable material was separated. A total of five radiocarbon dates were obtained from charcoal fragments.


EXAMINATION OF BULK SOIL/DETRITAL CHARCOAL AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF MATERIAL FROM SITES ALONG THE NORTH FORK MALHEUR RIVER, AGENCY VALLEY, OREGON (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Peter Kováčik.

Located below the Beulah Reservoir along the North Fork Malheur River, Agency Valley, Oregon, sites NFM1, NFM2, NFM3, and NFM4 represent pits excavated in gravely and fine-grained Holocene terraces (Tessa Harden, personal communication March, 2015). Excavations produced eight bulk soil and eight detrital charcoal samples for identification of charred floral remains suitable for AMS radiocarbon age determination (Tessa Harden, personal communication March, 2015). In addition, one bulk sample...


EXAMINATION OF BULK SOIL/DETRITAL CHARCOAL AND AMS RADIOCARBON AGE DETERMINATION OF MATERIAL FROM SITES TRCR1, TRCR2, TRCR4, TRCR5, AND TRCR6 ALONG TAYLOR RIVER, COLORADO (2014)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Peter Kováčik.

Six bulk soil samples and seventeen detrital charcoal samples from sites TRCR1, TRCR2, TRCR4, TRCR5, and TRCR6 along Taylor River in Gunnison County, central Colorado, were analyzed to recover organic remains suitable for radiocarbon age determination. Samples were collected from Holocene terraces at a reach downstream of Taylor Park Reservoir. Botanic components and detrital charcoal were identified, and potentially radiocarbon datable material was separated. Five radiocarbon dates were...


EXAMINATION OF DETRITAL CHARCOAL AND AMS RADIOCARBON ANALYSIS OF MATERIAL FROM ALONG BULL LAKE CREEK, WYOMING (2011)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Peter Kovacik.

Ten samples were examined for the presence of organic material suitable for radiocarbon analysis. These samples were recovered from two Holocene terraces along Bull Lake Creek downstream of Bull Lake Dam, in west-central Wyoming. Botanic components and detrital charcoal were identified, and potentially radiocarbon datable material was separated. A total of 3 radiocarbon dates were obtained from charcoal fragments.


EXAMINATION OF DETRITAL CHARCOAL AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATE DETERMINATION OF SAMPLES FROM ALONG LITTLE STONY CREEK, EAST PARK DAM, CALIFORNIA (2011)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

A total of 33 detrital charcoal samples from along Little Stony Creek downstream of East Park Dam, California, were floated to recover organic fragments suitable for radiocarbon dating. These samples were recovered from Holocene alluvium in three bank exposures and a soil pit. The botanic components and detrital charcoal were identified, and the potentially radiocarbon datable material was separated. A total of seven radiocarbon dates were obtained on charcoal from these samples. Of the 33...


EXAMINATION OF SAMPLES FROM ALONG SAND CREEK, EAST-CENTRAL ARIZONA (2011)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

Three samples from along Sand Creek in east-central Arizona were examined to recover organic fragments suitable for radiocarbon dating. These samples were recovered from Holocene alluvium about two miles downstream of Cyclone Dam. Botanic components and detrital charcoal were identified, and potentially radiocarbon datable material was separated; however, no radiocarbon dates were obtained from this material.


The Geoarchaeological Potential of Elmendorf Air Force Base (1996)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas Dilley.

In order to facilitate the surveying for archaeological sites on Elmendorf AFB, this report contains the following information: 1) A review of the geomorphology and geological history of the area, including a synthesis of the available geological literature concerning the area. 2). A surficial geological map of the area, including a detailed description of the map units involved. 3). A description of the landforms and deposits encountered in the area and their origins. The above information will...


Geomorphology in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways: Observations and Opportunities (1980)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Roger T. Saucier.

During the period 10 to 13 September 1980, the writer was afforded the opportunity of a brief reconnaissance of portions of the Ozark River Hays in Shannon County, Missouri. Physiographic features, often in association with archeological sites, were pointed out and discussed by personnel of the Midwest Archeological Center, National Park Service, and the Southeast Missouri Field Station, Southwest Missouri State University, at the Akers Ferry, Pulltite, Round Spring, Alley Spring, Owls Bend,...


Holocene Paleoshoreline Indicators in American Samoa (1997)
DOCUMENT Citation Only William Dickinson.

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Indian Fires in the Prehistory of New England (1988)
DOCUMENT Full-Text William A. III Patterson. Kenneth E. Sassaman.

Ecologists and archaeologists have long recognized that fires had an important effect on the vegetation of North America prior to the Colonial period. Evidence from areas as widely separated as Alaska (Shackleton 1979), Minnesota (Craig 1972), and Maine (Anderson 1979) shows that fires burned since before the time when humans first emigrated to the continent at the end of the last ice age. It seems likely that the early inhabitants of North America were accustomed to living in environments that...


James Schoenwetter Pollen Research Papers
PROJECT Uploaded by: Mary Whelan

James Schoenwetter (Ph.D. Southern Illinois 1967) was a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University. His research interests included prehistoric cultural ecology, applications of pollen analysis in archaeology and research methodology. Before his retirement in 2000 he directed the ASU Anthropology Department’s palynology lab. Pollen research by Schoenwetter and his students involved a variety of sites in Mesoamerica, North America and Europe. He directed archaeological and botanical...


Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Resources
PROJECT Uploaded by: Rachel Fernandez

Project metadata for resources within the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson cultural heritage resources collection. This project is used to fill metadata for all resources part of the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson collection.