Vanishing River Volume 3: Material Culture and Physical Anthropology: Part 3: Chapter 8-9


Volume 3, Part 3 continues the presentation of the material culture analysis recovered from Pre-Classic and Classic period sites investigated during the LVAP. Chapter 8 describes the shell artifacts collected from archaeological sites and activity areas in the project area. The Lower Verde Archaeological Project excavations produced a shell collection of 1,280 pieces from eight sites. It is estimated that this represents approximately 635 individual artifacts and unworked fragments or whole valves. Chapter 9 discusses the bone artifacts that were recovered during data recovery efforts. The LVAP resulted in the collection of 104 bone artifacts from eight sites representing the pre-Classic and Classic periods. The majority of the bone tools (89 percent) were recovered from the pre-Classic sites. Awls, hairpins, and indeterminate awls or hairpins are the most common bone artifacts, as at most Hohokam sites.

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Vanishing River Volume 3: Material Culture and Physical Anthropology: Part 3: Chapter 8-9. Arthur W. Vokes, Kellie M. Cairns, Steven D. Shelley, Stephanie M. Whittlesey, Barbara K. Montgomery. In Vanishing River: Landscapes and Lives of the Lower Verde Valley: The Lower Verde Archaeological Project: Volume 3: Material Culture and Physical Anthropology. Pp. 147-173. Tucson, AZ: Statistical Research, Inc. Press (Tucson, AZ). 1997 ( tDAR id: 372152) ; doi:10.6067/XCV80R9MKG

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