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GM – Ceramics

Our emended approach to the analysis of geometric morphometrics is outlined here, and employs the geomorph package in R. Focusing on morphological variation among several vessel forms, our recent efforts have been aimed at the analysis of intact and/or reconstructed Caddo NAGPRA vessels…

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Network Analysis

While I have used networks in the past to better illustrate potential connections between sites (and populations) based largely upon similarity indices, I am also using networks to explore epistemological issues that articulate with a number of our projects. These models continue to be used…

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Predictive Modeling

We have received a few new grants to begin work on two predictive models; one for the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas (Davy Crockett National Forest), and the other for the Big Thicket National Preserve. These models, once complete, will…

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3D Effigy Vessel (Anthropomorph) from the Miles Collection at ENMU

This ceramic effigy vessel comes from the Miles Collection, and is curated at Eastern New Mexico University. Many thanks to #ENMU for the requisite permissions and access needed to create this scan.

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3D Natchitoches Engraved Vessel from the Williamson Museum

Natchitoches Engraved vessel (Caddo) curated at the Williamson Museum on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana and scanned with a GoSCAN50.

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3D Hickory Engraved (Caddo) Bottle from the Belcher Site

This Caddo bottle comes from the Belcher site in Northwest Louisiana, and is curated at Northwestern State University. Special thanks to the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and the Williamson Museum for the requisite permissions and access needed to make this scan.

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Geometric Morphometrics and a 3D Caddo Vessel from the Sam Kaufman Site at SMU

While the interactive 3D images are useful for any number of preservation and documentation treatments, their completion does not signal the end of a project; rather, the beginning. We are using these scans to explore the variation that occurs in the shape, form and asymmetry of Caddo ceramics. Read more about our approach here.

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Networking NAGPRA

Using citation data harvested from Westlaw and LexisNexis, we built an interactive network that illustrates how NAGPRA litigation is linked by common citations. The analysis of this network is the topic of a forthcoming paper.

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3D Belcher Ridged Vessel from the Belcher Site

3D Belcher Ridged vessel from the Belcher site in Northwest Louisiana. View and interact with the model here.

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