Bird-Houston Site (7NC-F-138) Phase II and III Artifact Catalog

Creator(s): Louis Berger

Year: 2017

Summary

artifact catalog from Phase II and III excavations at the Bird-Houston Site (7NC-F-138), includes identified floral and faunal specimen

Cite this Record

Bird-Houston Site (7NC-F-138) Phase II and III Artifact Catalog. Louis Berger. 2017 ( tDAR id: 437468) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8JQ13MT

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

URL: http://blogs.deldot.gov/category/us301/archaeology-updates/


Data Set Structure

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

Table Information: ACC# 2011.8

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
H-Ceramic Motif/Pattern description of decorative style or pattern on historic ceramic artifacts such as shell-edge, floral, sponged, etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Ceramic : Design/Decorative Element none none
H-Ceramic Form type of ceramic vessel from which the artifact originates such as plate, bowl, saucer, etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Ceramic : Form none none
Glass_Finish Description of glass vessel finish characteristics related to form and manufacturing such as cracked-off, hand-tooled, applied string rim, etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Glass : Form none none
Glass_Color description of glass color
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Glass : Material none none
Glass_Wear indication or wear marks or burning present on glass artifact
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Glass : Other none none
Small Finds_Material description of the type of media from which a small finds or architectural artifact was made such as copper alloy, ferrous metal, glass, clay, etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Historic Other : Material none none
Small Finds_Decoration type of decorative technique used on small finds or architectural artifact such as acid etching, engraving, plating, etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Historic Other : Other none none
Pipes_Decoration Description of decorative motif on historic tobacco pipe fragments
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Historic Other : Other none none
Pipes_Part description of where on whole object a pipe fragment originated, such as stem, bowl, heel, etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Historic Other : Other none none
Pipes_Bore Diameter interior diameter of pipe stem bore, measured in 64ths of an inch
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Historic Other : Measurement none none
Begin Date Calendar year of the known 1st date of production for a particular ceramic ware type, object, or a manufacturing technology
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Historic Other : Date none none
End Date Calendar year of known end date of production for a particular ceramic ware, object, or manufacturing technology
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Historic Other : Date none none
Count the number of individual objects described in a single line of the catalog (represented by a single specimen number). This is often greater than 1 when similar artifacts are batched together, for example 7 undecorated body sherds of the same ware type from the same context.
DOUBLE  Uncoded Value Historic Other : Count none none
Weight (g) the mass of the object or batch of objects recorded in grams
DOUBLE  Measurement (gram) Historic Other : Weight none none
Crossmends specifies the catalog and specimen number of objects in other contexts that re-fit together to form a larger portion of the same original object
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Historic Other : Other none none
Faunal_Element the name of the bone from which a faunal specimen is a part, such as ulna, pelvis, rib, etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Fauna : Element none none
Faunal_Portion the part of the bone from which a faunal specimen originates such distal end, epiphysis, articular process, etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Fauna : Portion/Proximal/Distal none none
Faunal_Burning presence and degree of burning observed on faunal specimen
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Fauna : Burning none none
Lithic_Material identifies the type of stone from which a lithic artifact was made
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Material none none
Feature Stratum Natural or cultural (non-arbitrary) layer of feature fill soil or sediment, lettered sequentially
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Stratum none none
Level Arbitrary 10-centimeter vertical division of excavation unit, numbered sequentially
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Level none none
H-Ceramic Part portion of ceramic vessel from which the artifact originates such as base, rim, handle, etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Ceramic : Part none none
H-Ceramic Color color(s) of applied decoration such as glazing, paint, prints, and slips
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Ceramic : Surface Treatment none none
Floral_Element identifies what type of object from which floral specimen originates such as nutshell, charcoal, seed, etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Macrobotanical : Other none none
Floral_Percent Complete identifies whether floral specimen represents whole or partial object (element)
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Macrobotanical : Other none none
Floral_Burning identifies presence or absences of carbonization on floral specimen
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Macrobotanical : Other none none
Small Finds_Makers Mark name and location of manufacturer as identified by maker's mark on small finds or architectural artifacts
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Historic Other : Maker/Manufacturer none none
Small Finds_Characteristic description of identifying aspect of small finds or architectural artifacts not captured in other fields such as shape, number of holes, style type, etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Historic Other : Other none none
Small Finds_Percent Complete identifies whether small finds or architectural artifact is either a fragment or whole object
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Historic Other : Other none none
Small Finds_Color describes color of object
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Historic Other : Other none none
H-Ceramic Makers Mark name and location of manufacturer as identified by maker's mark on historic ceramic artifacts
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Ceramic : Other none none
Glass_Makers Mark name and location of manufacturer of glass object as recorded
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Glass : Maker/Manufacturer none none
Glass_Motif/Pattern Description of decorative element or pattern on glass artifacts
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Glass : Other none none
Glass_Manufactur Technique method of manufacturing of glass object such as mold-blown, machine-made, etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Glass : Other none none
Glass_Percent Complete Description of part of glass vessel form which the artifact originates such as base, handle, rim, etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Figurine : Other none none
Glass_Base Description of glass vessel base characteristics regarding form or manufacturing such as pontil-scar, Owen's machine suction scar, etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Glass : Form none none
Lithic_Condition Indicates whether the lithic artifact represents a whole object or a fragment
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Count none none
Catalog Number Laboratory-assigned number for each unique context cataloged
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Context none none
Specimen Number numerical designation for artifact or batch of similar artifacts that occupy a single line of catalog within each unique context.
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Other none none
Class Artifact class is a broad classificatory grouping of artifacts based on similar material, use, and time period that includes categories such as Lithics, Prehistoric Ceramics, Faunal, Floral, Historic Ceramics, Glass, Small Finds/Architectural, Pipes, etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Historic Other : Other none none
Translation Artifact Translation is a more specific object-level classification that includes categories such as historic ceramic ware type, animal and plant species for floral and faunal specimen, and objects such as brick, nail, bottle, pin for other artifacts.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Historic Other : Other none none
Note narrative textual description of the artifact or batch of artifacts made by the laboratory staff
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Historic Other : Other none none
Accession Number Numerical Code assigned to entire assemblage by Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Curatorial Facility
DOUBLE  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Project none none
Site Number Site-assigned site designation
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Site none none
Phase Identifies whether context was excavated as part of either Phase II evaluation or Phase III data recovery efforts
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Other none none
Field Number Field-assigned number for each unique context excavated
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Context none none
Lithic_Modification identifies whether heat treatment is observable on lithic artifacts, which can be a part of the lithic reduction process
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Other none none
Lithic_Cortex identifies whether exterior cortex surface of stone remains on lithic artifact, which can be indicative of stage of reduction process
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Other none none
Feature Level Arbitrary 10-centimeter vertical division with feature contexts, numbered sequentially
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Level none none
Feature Half or Quadrant abbreviated cardinal direction identifying which half or quarter of the feature excavated
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Other none none
Field Initials Initials of field staff that completed the excavation of the context
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Other none none
Field Date End Month, day, and year that excavation of the context was completed
DATE  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Date none none
Area Identifies whether context is from northern area of later occupation (Locus A) or the southern area of earlier occupation (Locus B).
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Locus none none
Unit Number Unit designation, numbered sequentially
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Unit none none
Other miscellaneous notes on provenience such as subsoil, clean-up, backhoe spoil, etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Other none none
Stratum Natural or cultural (non-arbitrary) layer of soil or sediment within an excavation unit, lettered sequentially
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Stratum none none
Feature Feature designation, numbered sequentially
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Feature ID/Number none none

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1775 to 1920

Spatial Coverage

min long: -75.71; min lat: 39.493 ; max long: -75.677; max lat: 39.525 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Heidi Krofft

Contributor(s): Wesley Willoughby

Field Director(s): Jason Shellenhammer; Mary Patton

Principal Investigator(s): John Bedell

Sponsor(s): FHWA

Permitting Agency(s): DelDOT

Repository(s): Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Curatorial Facility

Prepared By(s): The Louis Berger Group

Submitted To(s): DelDOT

Record Identifiers

Agreement Number(s): 1538

Work Order Number(s): 10

Louis Berger Project Number(s): 2001831.006

Notes

Redaction Note: figures and text showing or relating site location information have been redacted

Source Collections

All artifacts and excavation records transferred to Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Curatorial Facility, Dover, DE. Accession Number 2011.8

Related Comparative Collections

Louis Berger's Archaeological Laboratory maintains comparative collections for artifact and faunal identifications, Kansas City, MO.

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