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Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-052: Archaeomagnetic Dating-1979

Author(s): J. H. Hathaway ; Jeffrey L. Eighmy

Year: 1982

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The 1979 archaeomagnetic sampling program involved the recovery of 61 archaeomagnetic samples from 17 Dolores Archaeological Program (D.A.P.) area sites. Results from analysis of these samples were used not only to aid in the chronological interpretation of the excavated sites, but also to refine the field and laboratory methodology employed by the sampling program. An attempt was made to refine the current Southwest master curve (Weaver [1], Dubois [2]) in order to increase its usefulness and applicability in the project area. Auxiliary studies conducted during the 1979 season included soil analyses, intended to demonstrate the relationship between soil characteristics and archaeomagnetic sample quality; and experimental kiln firings, intended to provide temperature and date controls for other samples recovered from a variety of contexts in the D.A.P. area.

Originally the information in this record was migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. In 2015, as part of its effort to improve tDAR content, the Center for Digital Antiquity uploaded a copy of the document and further improved the record metadata.

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Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports, DAP-052: Archaeomagnetic Dating-1979. J. H. Hathaway, Jeffrey L. Eighmy. Dolores Archaeological Program Technical Reports. Salt Lake City, Utah: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region. 1982 ( tDAR id: 134979) ; doi:10.6067/XCV85T3P37



Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.607; min lat: 37.463 ; max long: -108.48; max lat: 37.595 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): Allen E. Kane

Principal Investigator(s): David A. Breternitz

Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office

Prepared By(s): University of Colorado, Dolores Archaeological Program

Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office

Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 2203008; 920678; 602040; 5312013

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): 8-07-40-S0562

NADB citation id number(s): 000000167112; 000000179879; 000000119525; 000000092462


General Note: Those listed as contributors in the individual & institutional roles section are the authors of the accompanying appendices for this report.

General Note: As of March 2015, this and additional reports are hosted on the US Bureau of Land Management, Dolores Archaeological Program website;

General Note: Originally this record was automatically added to tDAR from NADB. In 2015, a copy of the document was added and the record metadata was updated. Additional entries (tDAR id: 29720, 77179, 20071) for this report were marked as "duplicate".

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