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Thule Iron Use In The Pre-Contact Arctic, Eileen Colligan 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Thule Iron Use In The Pre-Contact Arctic, Eileen Colligan

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis examines the use of iron by the Thule people, a Neoeskimo culture that lived in the North American Arctic between approximately 1000 AD and 1400 ̶ 1500 AD. The study takes a pan-Arctic perspective to bring together research that has usually been done on a more-limited geographical scale. This viewpoint shows the Thule culture from a view that corresponds to their world.

The study focuses on: (1) revisions in the accepted chronology of the Thule and how these have affected the explanations for the Thule Migration from Alaska to Greenland; (2) new understandings about the iron that was available ...


Sampling Fish: A Case Study From The ČḮXWIcən Site, Northwest Washington, Laura Maye Syvertson 2017 Portland State University

Sampling Fish: A Case Study From The ČḮXWIcən Site, Northwest Washington, Laura Maye Syvertson

Dissertations and Theses

Researchers on the Northwest Coast (NWC) are often interested in complex questions regarding social organization, resource intensification, resource control, and impacts of environmental change on resources and in turn human groups. However, the excavation strategies used on the NWC often do not provide the spatial and chronological control within a site that is necessary to document their variability and answer these research questions. The Čḯxwicən site has the potential to address some of the limitations of previous Northwest Coast village site excavations because of its unique and robust sampling strategy, the wide expanse of time that ...


A Rock The Refuses To Be Forgotten, T. Vincent Herman 2017 Portsmouth Daily Times

A Rock The Refuses To Be Forgotten, T. Vincent Herman

Indian Head Rock Project

An article published by Portsmouth Daily Times describing the screening of Steve Middleton's film documentary on Indian Head Rock at the Scioto County Welcome Center in Portsmouth, Ohio on August 26, 2017.


The Story Of Indian Head Rock - Presentation, Portsmouth Community Action Organization, You Know You Are From Portsmouth Ohio If? Facebook History Group 2017 Morehead State University

The Story Of Indian Head Rock - Presentation, Portsmouth Community Action Organization, You Know You Are From Portsmouth Ohio If? Facebook History Group

Indian Head Rock Project

A presentation given prior to the screening of the documentary film "Between the Rock and the Commonwealth" at Portsmouth, Ohio on August 24, 2017.


The Past In The Present: Federal Implementation Of The Native American Graves Protection And Repatriation Act, Erin J. Hudson 2017 University of New Mexico - Main Campus

The Past In The Present: Federal Implementation Of The Native American Graves Protection And Repatriation Act, Erin J. Hudson

Anthropology ETDs

This dissertation examines the implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act by federal agencies. Specifically, it examines the processes that archaeologists, working in different geographic regions and for different federal agencies, use to complete NAGPRA actions and determine cultural affiliation. A total of nine case studies from two regions (US Southwest and Pacific Northwest) and three federal agencies (USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, and US Army Corps of Engineer) were used to document the complete NAGPRA process as it occurs in real situations, to identify the processes and lines of evidence used to complete those actions ...


Final Report Ca-Scl-950 Vta.Pdf, Alan M. Leventhal 2017 San Jose State University

Final Report Ca-Scl-950 Vta.Pdf, Alan M. Leventhal

Alan M. Leventhal

This report presents the results of the burial and archaeological data recovery program conducted within a portion of site CA-SCL-950 [Cashrishmini ’Awweš ’Írek ’Innutka Site], a Late Period Ancestral Muwekma Ohlone Cemetery located just east of the intersection of Alum Rock Avenue and Jackson Street, City of San Jose, Santa Clara County, California. The recovered burial was inadvertently discovered on September 7, 2016, by a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) construction crew excavating a fire hydrant water line that was oriented from north to south under the planned platform area and roadbed for the new eastbound Bus Rapid Transit ...


Unearthing Childhood: The Archeology Of Children In North America, Christine S A Vigeant 2017 Portland State University

Unearthing Childhood: The Archeology Of Children In North America, Christine S A Vigeant

Anthós

The Archaeology of Childhood is a relatively recent focus of archaeological inquiry. An interest in prehistoric childhood comes on the heels of and as a necessary extension of feminist archaeology (Baxter 2008). Archaeological research in the past has largely ignored prehistoric children, or considered them only in the context of site formation processes or child burials (Schwartzman 2006). This neglect of prehistoric children was due to a belief that children were invisible in the archaeological record, because of their unpredictable behavior and their inactivity in the world of adults. They were thought to be passive participants rather than active influencers ...


Tactics, Strategies, Spaces, And Places: The Spatial Constructions Of Race And Class On Virginia Plantations, Andrew Philip Wilkins 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Tactics, Strategies, Spaces, And Places: The Spatial Constructions Of Race And Class On Virginia Plantations, Andrew Philip Wilkins

Doctoral Dissertations

This research incorporates overseers into the discussion of how constructed space and social relations informed and shaped one another on colonial and antebellum Virginia plantations. Studies of plantation space and landscape often contrast slave owners and slaves in dualistic views of plantation societies. My question is how the organization, use, and meaning of spaces at multiple scales intersected with the historical constructions of race and class. I address this question through a detailed examination of plantation layouts, quarter arrangements, outdoor spaces, and architectural spaces to identify meaningful distinctions or similarities between the spaces created for and by slaves and overseers ...


A Household Approach To Reconstructing The Townsend Sites In East Tennessee, U.S.A.: Foodways And Daily Practice Within A Mississippian Settlement, Jessie Luella Johanson 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

A Household Approach To Reconstructing The Townsend Sites In East Tennessee, U.S.A.: Foodways And Daily Practice Within A Mississippian Settlement, Jessie Luella Johanson

Doctoral Dissertations

This study examines how foodways differences between the multiple Mississippian settlements that were occupied circa 900 to 1300 CE at the Townsend sites (40BT89, 40BT90, and 40BT91) in East Tennessee, U.S.A., reflect the distinct choices people made in response to variation in the social conditions they faced in a boundary location. Located in a narrow valley cove at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, these sites lie between two physiographic provinces, the Ridge and Valley Province to the west and the Blue Ridge Mountains Province to the east, as well as between two cultural traditions, the Hiwassee Island ...


Adorned Identities: An Archaeological Perspective On Race And Self-Presentation In 18th-Century Virginia, Johanna Hope Smith 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Adorned Identities: An Archaeological Perspective On Race And Self-Presentation In 18th-Century Virginia, Johanna Hope Smith

Doctoral Dissertations

Institutionalized slavery helped to create the concept of race in the American mind and forced people into new social categories based on superficial bodily characteristics. These new social categories resulted in the formation of identities that were continuously negotiated, reinforced or challenged through daily bodily practices of self-presentation that included ways of dress, adornment, and physical action. Because slavery was defined on the body, an embodiment approach to plantation archaeology can shed new light on the construction of racial identities. This historical archaeology project combines an archaeological analysis of personal adornment artifacts with a close reading of travel sketches, mass-produced ...


Nobi Ni-Tse’Tse’Ede (House On The Cold One): Northern Great Basin Archaic Hunter-Gatherer Household Archaeology, Harney County, Oregon, Emily Jane Epstein 2017 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Nobi Ni-Tse’Tse’Ede (House On The Cold One): Northern Great Basin Archaic Hunter-Gatherer Household Archaeology, Harney County, Oregon, Emily Jane Epstein

Theses and Dissertations

Excavation results from four sites on Tse’tse’ede (The Cold One), which is also commonly known as Steens Mountain, produced archaeological evidence for a prehistoric subsistence and settlement system on the western flank of Tse’tse’ede. Material culture recovered in association with one house, domestic surfaces, and from a high elevation hunting locale provides evidence for human use of the mountain spanning the Archaic. Analysis suggests human occupation of the range intensified post Cal 3000 BP.

The archaeological results were compared against an ethnographically derived model for household and community food security, the basis of settlement and subsistence ...


In Pursuit Of A Good Glass And Good Company, Esther Louise Rimer 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

In Pursuit Of A Good Glass And Good Company, Esther Louise Rimer

Masters Theses

While glass appears rather homogeneous compared to ceramics and pipes, these small bits of amorphous solid silica can still reveal hidden information when aspects of their chemical composition are tested using a means as simple as short-wave UV light or as complex as X-Ray Fluorescence. Using short-wave UV light and a comparative approach, this thesis reevaluates archaeological table glass collections from Southern Maryland and the Northern Neck of Virginia dating from the mid-17th century to the early 18th century to find evidence for the presence and absence of English lead glass (flint glass). Using these data, the patterns in access ...


Hiwassee Island: The Research Value And Limitations Of Legacy Collections, Erika Leigh Lyle 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Hiwassee Island: The Research Value And Limitations Of Legacy Collections, Erika Leigh Lyle

Masters Theses

This thesis examines the research value and limitations of WPA-era archaeological collections at the University of Tennessee’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture from the Hiwassee Island site (40MG31) in east Tennessee. Excavations on Hiwassee Island were conducted from 1937–1939 and uncovered a multicomponent site with Woodland, Mississippian, and historic Native American occupations. The most common artifact from all time periods was pottery, numbering more than 80,000 sherds and 70 whole vessels (Lewis and Kneberg 1946:80). This ceramic assemblage was used to determine the research significance of the Hiwassee Island legacy collection by comparing it ...


International Service Learning: Cultural Engagement And Archaeological Field Schools, Sara Bridget Poarch 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

International Service Learning: Cultural Engagement And Archaeological Field Schools, Sara Bridget Poarch

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Feminist Science And Chacoan Archaeology: Reply To Ware., Carrie Heitman 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Feminist Science And Chacoan Archaeology: Reply To Ware., Carrie Heitman

Anthropology Faculty Publications

Ware's comment misses the point of Heitman's (2016) article and further demonstrates the need for feminist science perspectives.

El comentario de Ware no comprende lo fundamental del artículo de Heitman (2016) y demuestra aún más la necesidad de perspectivas científicas feministas.


Indian Head Rock, Wikipedia 2017 Morehead State University

Indian Head Rock, Wikipedia

Indian Head Rock Project

Article listed on Wikipedia on July 31, 2017.


No Smoking Please? Campus Cigarette Butt Collection As An Archaeological Field Exercise, G. Logan Miller 2017 Illinois State University

No Smoking Please? Campus Cigarette Butt Collection As An Archaeological Field Exercise, G. Logan Miller

Journal of Archaeology and Education

A major component of archaeological education should involve engaging students in fieldwork. In this paper, I present a fieldwork exercise designed to be easily implemented in a number of situations. The basic concept of the exercise is to identify places where smoking occurs on campus through the collection of material remains related to this activity. The goal of the activity is to provide students with additional fieldwork opportunities in which they can be actively involved in the research design, implementation, and analysis of modern archaeological remains. Throughout the paper, I present tips and lessons learned through the initial implementation of ...


From Maya Pyramids To Paleoindian Projectile Points: The Importance Of Public Outreach In Archaeology, D Clark Wernecke, Thomas J. Williams 2017 Texas State University - San Marcos

From Maya Pyramids To Paleoindian Projectile Points: The Importance Of Public Outreach In Archaeology, D Clark Wernecke, Thomas J. Williams

Journal of Archaeology and Education

Public outreach in archaeology can have a valuable impact on education, culture, society and even on the economy. However, it should not be relegated to the addendum of our research projects. Here we present two case studies that the authors have been actively involved in where outreach was a central part of the investigations. Following this, we outline a basic framework for conducting outreach in both the short- and long-term. While these are not perfect examples, they are intended to get archaeologists, as a community, thinking about the real and practical implications of conducting public outreach. Beyond the educational value ...


Community Partnerships: Building Meaningful Connections Through Archaeology, Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project 2017 Western Michigan University

Community Partnerships: Building Meaningful Connections Through Archaeology, Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project

Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project

Flyer: The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project Presents Community Partnerships: Building Meaningful Connections Through Archaeology - July and August 2017 in the Niles District Library.


Identifying Dietary Microfossils From Dental Calculus In The Keldudalur Cemetery, Skagafjördur, Iceland, Sean Deryck, Kimmarie A. Murphy 2017 Kenyon College

Identifying Dietary Microfossils From Dental Calculus In The Keldudalur Cemetery, Skagafjördur, Iceland, Sean Deryck, Kimmarie A. Murphy

Kenyon Summer Science Scholars Program

No abstract provided.


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