Irene Mounds Mortuary Material Accompaniment Data

Summary

In the dissertation titled "Interactions with the Incorporeal in the Mississippian and Ancestral Puebloan Worlds," the author analyzed the Irene Mounds Mortuary Material Accompaniment data set in an examination of the performance of mortuary ritual at the Mississippian period Irene Mounds site. The analysis of mortuary accompaniments and the larger consideration of mortuary ritual were designed to understand the identities of the spirits of the dead in Mississippian period villages of the Georgia Coast and in Protohistoric era Zuni villages. Please see the dissertation for details about the analysis and analysis procedures: http://core.tdar.org/project/380979.

The Irene Mounds Mortuary Material Accompaniment data set was analyzed to evaluate if the living placed rare, unique, and/or noticeably symbolically-charged objects in burial features or near to burial features in association with remains of the deceased. The analysis consisted of basic descriptive statistical assessments, and qualitative analysis of contextual patterns.

The Irene Mounds material accompaniment analysis results and discussion are presented in the dissertation's Chapter 5 "Mississippian Landscapes of Memorialized Dead on the Georgia Coast: Irene Mounds Site." Descriptive statistics that summarize results are presented in Tables 5.11, 5.12, and 5.13.

The Irene Mounds mortuary material accompaniment data set that is curated here includes two data sheets: 1) a summary sheet, and 2) raw data. The summary sheet contains demographic data and provenience data for each burial, and records whether each burial did or did not include mortuary accompaniments. The raw data records the presence/absence of different artifact types in each burial. It also contains a field for notes.

Cite this Record

Irene Mounds Mortuary Material Accompaniment Data. M Scott Thompson. 2013 ( tDAR id: 392822) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8Q24161

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Data Set Structure

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

Table Information: artifact raw data

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
Awl (count) BIGINT  Count Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Feature Number VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Feature ID/Number none none
Sex VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Human Skeletal : Sex none none
Age VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Human Skeletal : Age none none
Awl BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Shell Gorget BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Item Provides a basic list of the artifact types recovered from a given burial feature.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Item Description Records a description of burial accompaniments and/or provides notes that pertain to those items
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Bannerstone (count) BIGINT  Count Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Polished Stone BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Polished Stone (count) BIGINT  Count Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Incised/Carved Stone BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Incised/Carved Stone (count) BIGINT  Count Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Mineral BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Vessel BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Vessel (count) BIGINT  Count Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Faunal Remains BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Faunal Remains (count) BIGINT  Count Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Stone Disc (count) BIGINT  Count uncategorized none none
Bannerstone BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Clay Pipe (count) BIGINT  Count Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Stone Pipe BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Stone Pipe (count) BIGINT  Count Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Celt BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Celt (count) BIGINT  Count Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Projectile Point BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Projectile Point (count) BIGINT  Count Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Stone Disc BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Bone Pin/Needle (count) BIGINT  Count Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Bone Hook BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Bone Hook (count) BIGINT  Count Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Clay Pipe BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Shell Gorget (count) BIGINT  Count Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Shell Pin BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Shell Pin (count) BIGINT  Count Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Shell Cup BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Shell Cup (count) BIGINT  Count Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Worked Shell/Columella BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Worked Shell/Columella (count) BIGINT  Count Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Bone Pin/Needle BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Shell Bead(s) BIGINT  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Shell Bead(s) (count) VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none

Table Information: artifact summary data

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
Artifacts Records the presence or absence of artifacts in the burial feature
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Burial Accompaniment none none
Age VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Human Skeletal : Age none none
Sex VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Human Skeletal : Sex none none
Burial Type VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Human Burial : Type of Interment none none
Feature Number VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Feature ID/Number none none
Spatial/Structural Group VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1150 to 1450

Spatial Coverage

min long: -81.158; min lat: 32.115 ; max long: -81.12; max lat: 32.144 ;

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Contact(s): M Scott Thompson

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