Artifact size and freqency in the analysis of Hohokam habitation refuse using a high resolution method

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Title:
Artifact size and freqency in the analysis of Hohokam habitation refuse using a high resolution method
Author:
Archer, Gavin Harry, 1963-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The distribution of refuse artifacts by size and frequency is the result of site formation processes which involve size-based artifact sorting and artifact size-reduction. Previous archaeological research on artifact size is reviewed in detail. Important artifact size-reduction processes include foot traffic and the effects of a variety of natural forces. Important artifact size-sorting processes include discard behavior and refuse clearing activity. Artifact size and frequency is examined at a Hohokam habitation site in the upper bajada of the northern Tucson Basin using a high resolution method. The high resolution method is applied to a small surface area (10 x 50 meters) of habitation site "sheet trash." The results of the analysis include evidence for the preservation of large sherds in trash mounds, sherd size-reduction resulting from foot traffic, and refuse clearing.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Anthropology, Archaeology.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Anthropology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Rathje, William L.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleArtifact size and freqency in the analysis of Hohokam habitation refuse using a high resolution methoden_US
dc.creatorArcher, Gavin Harry, 1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorArcher, Gavin Harry, 1963-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe distribution of refuse artifacts by size and frequency is the result of site formation processes which involve size-based artifact sorting and artifact size-reduction. Previous archaeological research on artifact size is reviewed in detail. Important artifact size-reduction processes include foot traffic and the effects of a variety of natural forces. Important artifact size-sorting processes include discard behavior and refuse clearing activity. Artifact size and frequency is examined at a Hohokam habitation site in the upper bajada of the northern Tucson Basin using a high resolution method. The high resolution method is applied to a small surface area (10 x 50 meters) of habitation site "sheet trash." The results of the analysis include evidence for the preservation of large sherds in trash mounds, sherd size-reduction resulting from foot traffic, and refuse clearing.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAnthropology, Archaeology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRathje, William L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1342639en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26592113en_US
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