The Spatial Analysis of Debris from the Mound 34 Copper Workshop

Author(s): Emily Coco

Year: 2017


During the 2007-2009 excavations at Mound 34, Washington University students and Museum Society volunteers piece plotted each individual artifact associated with the copper workshop at this mound. This information allowed for an in-depth macroscopic analysis of the debris associated with this activity area. This analysis focused on the spatial analysis of the copper and other debris within the workshop. Distribution maps of the debris were created to determine the relationships between the different types of debris (i.e., the copper in relation to bone) and the relationship between the debris and structure. The distribution patterns identified by this analysis, in addition to comparisons with experimental copper-working, have led to important spatial and temporal insights into how copper items were produced at this site and how the structure of the workshop itself was being utilized.

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The Spatial Analysis of Debris from the Mound 34 Copper Workshop. Emily Coco. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431558)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -104.634; min lat: 36.739 ; max long: -80.64; max lat: 49.153 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 14623