Soil Systems, Inc. Cremation Summaries for the DMB/Pueblo Grande Project

Summary

Data regarding grave form, dimensions, integrity, & placement of human remains within the feature were collected in the field by burial excavators using Soil Systems, Inc.'s cremation summary form. This form & coding sheets derived from it can also be found in tDAR. Bone mass data were collected in the lab by one of SSI's osteologists. Five cremations were excavated during this project. All remains & associated artifacts were repatriated to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

Cite this Record

Soil Systems, Inc. Cremation Summaries for the DMB/Pueblo Grande Project. Rebecca Hill. 1997 ( tDAR id: 367839) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8CV4FQ9

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Data Set Structure

Measurement Column
Count Column
Coded Column
Filename Column
Integration Column (has Ontology)

Table Information: dmb-project-97-02-unit-11-pg-cremations

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology Search
Grave Type Indicates if burial feature is a pit or a trench.
BIGINT  Coded Value Human Burial : Burial Facility Soil Systems, Inc. Cremation Grave Type Coding Sheet none true
Interment Type Indicates if cremation is in its primary or secondary location.
BIGINT  Coded Value Human Burial : Burial Facility Soil Systems, Inc .Cremation Interment Type Coding Sheet none true
Multiple Burials Indicates number of other burials in the same and overlapping pits.
BIGINT  Coded Value Human Burial Soil Systems, Inc. Inhumation & Cremation Multiple Burial Coding Sheet none true
Burning Indicates presence/absence of in situ burning of burial pit or its perimeter.
BIGINT  Coded Value Human Burial Soil Systems, Inc. Cremation Pit Burning Coding Sheet none true
Length Integrity Indicates integrity of feature boundaries.
BIGINT  Coded Value Human Burial Soil Systems, Inc. Cremation Pit Integrity Coding Sheet none true
Width Integrity Indicates integrity of feature boundaries.
BIGINT  Coded Value Human Burial Soil Systems, Inc. Cremation Pit Integrity Coding Sheet none true
Fill Type Indicates type of fill in burial feature.
BIGINT  Coded Value Human Burial Soil Systems, Inc. Cremation Fill Type Coding Sheet none true
Grave Length (m) Length of burial pit measured in meters.
DOUBLE  Measurement (meter) Human Burial none none true
Grave Orientation Orientation of long axis of burial pit.
BIGINT  Coded Value Human Burial : Orientation/Alignment Soil Systems, Inc. Cremation Grave Orientation Coding Sheet none true
Grave Shape Shape of burial pit in planview.
BIGINT  Coded Value Human Burial : Burial Facility Soil Systems, Inc. Cremation Grave Shape Coding Sheet none true
Grave Width (m) Width of burial pit measured in meters.
DOUBLE  Measurement (meter) Human Burial none none true
Location of Body Indicates location of the human remains within the burial feature.
BIGINT  Coded Value Human Burial : Body Position/Flexure Soil Systems, Inc. Cremation Location for Remains Coding Sheet none true
Total Bone Mass (g) Measure of cremated bone measured in grams.
VARCHAR  Measurement (gram) Human Burial none none true
Structural Unit Type/Number Indicates the location within the site by stripping area, habitation area, or burial group number.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Human Burial none none true
Unit Number Indicates the location of the burial within the site by unit number, which generally was associated with one archaeological project.
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial none none true
Datum Number Datum number associated with burial map.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Human Burial none none true
Grave Depth Depth of burial in meters, measured from top of pit to its base.
DOUBLE  Measurement (meter) Human Burial none none true
Number of Associated Inhumations Number of inhumed individuals in the same or overlapping pits.
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial none none true
Feature Number Feature number assigned to burial.
BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Percentage (by mass) Completely Incinerated Indicates the extent of burning. Bone that is completely calcined is white. This value indicates the mass in grams of bone that is completely calcined.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Preservation none none true
Number of Associated Cremations Number of cremated individuals in the same or overlapping pits.
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial none none true

Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.009; min lat: 33.438 ; max long: -111.963; max lat: 33.473 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Soil Systems, Inc.

File Information

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dmb-project-97-02-unit-11-pg-cremations.xlsx 16.45kb Oct 2, 2011 4:37:28 PM Confidential
  • Translated version dmb-project-97-02-unit-11-pg-cremations_translated.xls (7.50kb)
    Data column(s) in this dataset have been associated with coding sheet(s) and translated: