Structure 20 and 9 chert data from Corozal Postclassic Project 1978 and 1979 excavations of Nohmul, Belize

Summary

"Stone tools and debitage recovered from Terminal Classic Period contexts at the site Nohmul, Belize were collected in 1978 and 1979 as part of a dissertation project. Our analysis of this Nohmul chert assemblage has found evidence for local reduction of cobbles and core maintenance, as well as the production and maintenance of tools. Nohmul is situated roughly 30 kilometers from the Northern Belize Chert Bearing Zone, and the site of Colha, Belize – the argued center of lithic production in the region during the Terminal Classic. Consequently, these chert artifacts from Nohmul (1) broaden our understanding of chert consumption and production in the region and (2) provide researchers an additional dataset (via tDAR) for comparison to other Terminal Classic assemblages within and outside the Northern Belize Chert Bearing Zone." (Chase and Paige 2020)

Cite this Record

Structure 20 and 9 chert data from Corozal Postclassic Project 1978 and 1979 excavations of Nohmul, Belize. Adrian Chase, Jonathan Paige. 2019 ( tDAR id: 455196) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8455196

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Data Set Structure

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

Table Information: Master-Data-Nohmul-Chert-Dec-2019-final

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology Search
Core If core, then filled in
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Form none none true
Lab I.D. Original excavator number on artifact
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Other : ID none none true
Other number Artifact id in lot letter and number context
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Other : ID none none true
Number Excavation lot context of artifact
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Other : ID none none true
Lot letter Excavation lot context of artifact
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Other : ID none none true
Str. Structure context of artifact
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Other : ID none none true
Box Physical box artifact is stored in
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Storage : Box Number none none true
Platform type If flake, then info on striking platform
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Other none none true
Platform damage If flake, then any preparation on striking platform
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Other none none true
Color Rough indication of chert artifact's color
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Material none none true
Grain size Rough indication of chert material grain size
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Material none none true
L mm. Longest dimension OR along tool/flake axis
DOUBLE  Measurement (millimeter) Chipped Stone : Measurement none none true
W mm. Second longest dimension OR width of tool/flake
BIGINT  Measurement (millimeter) Chipped Stone : Measurement none none true
T mm. Final dimension
BIGINT  Measurement (millimeter) Chipped Stone : Measurement none none true
Grams Artifact weight to nearest 0.1g using AWS Blade 1000g x 0.1g scale
DOUBLE  Measurement (gram) Chipped Stone : Weight none none true
Notes Additional notes by AC & JP
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none true
Element Aggregate artifact information
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Form none none true
Core product If core with identified negative flakes, then filled in
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Form none none true
Nodule If nodule, then filled in
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Ground Stone : Form none none true
Fragment If flake or tool is broken indication of what is present
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Other none none true
Tool Type Identification of tool type if able
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Form none none true
Cortex Rough indicator of cortex on dorsal surface
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Other none none true
Burnt? Indication that chert was burnt
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Other none none true
Retouch Indication of retouch present on edge
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Retouch none none true
Use-wear Indication of macro-usewear present
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Other none none true
Shatter Other artifact category for unidenifiable chert
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Form none none true
Dorsal scars If flake, then number of dorsal scars present
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Other none none true
Pattern Rough indication of color pattern on chert if present
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Chipped Stone : Material none none true

Temporal Coverage

None: 300 to 1000 (Nohmul sitewide occupation dates)

Calendar Date: 900 to 1000 (Structure 9 and 20 occupation dates (for this data))

Spatial Coverage

min long: -88.906; min lat: 17.661 ; max long: -88.027; max lat: 18.544 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Adrian Chase; Jonathan Paige

Notes

General Note: see Chase, Adrian S.Z. and Jonathan Paige. 2020. Local Chert Reduction, Maintenance, and Toolmaking: Terminal Classic Chert Use at Nohmul, Belize. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 17.

General Note: see Chase, Diane Z. 1982. Spatial and Temporal Variability in Postclassic Northern Belize, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. http://caracol.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/DZC-Dissertation-1982-8307296.pdf

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Nohmul Chert dataset for Structures 20 and 9
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