Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/112173
Title:
Date Collections in New World Archaeology
Author:
Andresen, John M.
Publisher:
University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology
Journal:
Atlatl
Issue Date:
1982
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/112173
Abstract:
This paper has two goals. One is to examine how archaeologists have used large collections of archaeologically derived "dates" to illustrate general principles about how these collections should be interpreted. The other is to review the collection of archaeomagnetic dates now on record from Hohokam archaeological sites in southern Arizona, in light of the conclusions provided by the first part of the paper It seems that there is a significant pattern in the series of Hohokam hearth dates from Classic Period sites. This pattern may be the result of systematic changes in the prehistoric behavior underlying these dates, or it may be the result of systematic laboratory problems, In either case, attention is drawn to the uneven distribution of Hohokam hearth dates in order to pose research questions. The bar graph treatment of dates used here has precedent in similar treatment by archaeologists of other date collections, Some examples are reviewed below to provide background to this series analysis of an archaeomagnetic date collection.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
0275-3553

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dc.contributor.authorAndresen, John M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-30T17:15:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-30T17:15:01Z-
dc.date.issued1982-
dc.identifier.issn0275-3553-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/112173-
dc.description.abstractThis paper has two goals. One is to examine how archaeologists have used large collections of archaeologically derived "dates" to illustrate general principles about how these collections should be interpreted. The other is to review the collection of archaeomagnetic dates now on record from Hohokam archaeological sites in southern Arizona, in light of the conclusions provided by the first part of the paper It seems that there is a significant pattern in the series of Hohokam hearth dates from Classic Period sites. This pattern may be the result of systematic changes in the prehistoric behavior underlying these dates, or it may be the result of systematic laboratory problems, In either case, attention is drawn to the uneven distribution of Hohokam hearth dates in order to pose research questions. The bar graph treatment of dates used here has precedent in similar treatment by archaeologists of other date collections, Some examples are reviewed below to provide background to this series analysis of an archaeomagnetic date collection.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona, Department of Anthropologyen_US
dc.titleDate Collections in New World Archaeologyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalAtlatlen_US
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