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Preprint of New BTAS Article Available on SocArXiv

The preprint of my forthcoming BTAS article that explores morphological variation for a sample of Smithport Plain Caddo bottles is now available for download on SocArXiv. The follow-up to this piece integrates Caddo bottles from the Bison B site in northwest Louisiana curated at Southern Methodist University. This analysis is an iterative extension of my ongoing work with Caddo ceramic morphology, to which new collections are regularly added. Each iterative improvement includes an analysis of the recently scanned ceramics, then presents the results of a subsequent analysis of the aggregated sample.

 

A Preliminary Study of Smithport Plain Bottle Morphology in the

 

Many thanks to the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, the Williamson Museum at Northwestern State University, the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, and the Louisiana State University (LSU) Museum of Natural Science for the requisite permissions and access needed to generate the 3D scans of the Caddo bottles used in this analysis. Development of the analytical work flow and production of 3D scans from the Clarence H. Webb collection was funded by a grant (P14AP00138) from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. Production of 3D scans for repatriated Caddo bottles from the Crenshaw Mound and the Pohler Collection was funded by a grant from the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma.

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Paleoindian Archaeology and the Index of Texas Archaeology

New article published in PaleoAmerica discussing some of the Paleoindian resources available on the Index of Texas Archaeology (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/20555563.2018.1467686?journalCode=ypal20#metrics-content).

(2018). Paleoindian Archaeology and the Index of Texas Archaeology. PaleoAmerica: Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 95-98.

Paleoindian Archaeology and the Index of Texas Archaeology

Source: Paleoindian Archaeology and the Index of Texas Archaeology

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3D Scan Data for Selected Artifacts from Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark

Between February 8-11, 2016, selected artifacts from the Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark (LA3324) were scanned in advance of a grant proposal to digitally aggregate the Clovis-era artifacts from the Clovis type site. These data were collected using a NextEngineHD running ScanStudioHD Pro, and post-processed in Geomagic Design X 2016.0.1. All data associated with this project are publicly available (open access) and accessible in Zenodo under a Creative Commons Attribution license, where they can be downloaded for use in additional projects and learning activities. These data have the capacity to augment a variety of research designs spanning the digital humanities, applications of geometric morphometrics, and many others. Additionally, these scans will augment a wide range of comparative research topics throughout the Americas and beyond. Reuse potential for these data is significant.

Unprocessed 3D data are included on the landing page, and links to the processed files are included in the data paper. Download the data paper here:: 3D Scan Data for Selected Artifacts from Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark

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3D Scan Data for Selected Clovis-Age Artifacts from the Gault Site (41BL323)

On August 19, 2016, selected Clovis artifacts from the Gault site (41BL323) were scanned in advance of a large collaborative research project. These data were collected using a NextEngineHD running ScanStudioHD Pro, and were post-processed in Geomagic Design X 2016.0.1. All data associated with this project have been made publicly available (open access) and are accessible in Zenodo under a Creative Commons Attribution license, where they can be downloaded for use in additional projects and learning activities. These data have the capacity to augment a variety of research designs spanning the digital humanities, applications of geometric morphometrics, and many others. Additionally, these scans will augment a wide range of comparative research topics throughout the Americas and beyond. Reuse potential for these data is significant.

Unprocessed 3D data are included on the landing page, and links to the processed files are included in the data paper. Download the data paper here: 3D Scan Data for Selected Clovis-Age Artifacts from the Gault Site (41BL323)

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‘Culture and Climactic Change in Central Texas’ by Joel Gunn and Royce Mahula

https://doi.org/10.21112/ita.1977.1.20

In the following discussions the paleoecology of Central Texas will be elucidated given the present state of knowledge. Global climatic variables and modern Fredericksburg weather data are used to obtain a better understanding of climatic change. At a more specific level, the environmental characteristics of Gillespie County are studied; and, finally, the environment and culture of the Hop Hill locality are conjoined to the whole.

Source: ‘Special Report, No. 5’ by Joel Gunn and Royce Mahula

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