Archaeometry in Southwest Archaeology (26-2) (Hardcopy)

Issue editors: Mary F. Ownby and Mark D. Elson, Desert Archaeology, Inc.

Archaeology is unique among the social sciences in its considerable adoption of techniques developed in the physical sciences. Through archaeometry—the integration of science and anthropological theory—we have gained a richer understanding of the past.

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In this issue:

Archaeometry in Southwest Archaeology: Pursuing Archaeological Questions through Scientific Techniques — Mary F. Ownby and Mark D. Elson, Desert Archaeology, Inc.

When Did It Happen? (Re)Dating the Eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano — Mark D. Elson, Desert Archaeology, Inc., and Michael H. Ort, Northern Arizona University

What Is It Made Of? Scanning Electron Microscopy of Minuscule Beads — Mary F. Ownby and Jenny L. Adams, Desert Archaeology, Inc.

Where Was It Made? Using Petrography to Reconstruct Trade in Eastern Sonora — Matthew Pailes, University of Arizona

Where Did It Come From? Source Analysis of Obsidian Found at the Yuma Wash Site — Stacy L. Ryan, Desert Archaeology, Inc., and M. Steven Shackley, University of California, Berkeley

Special: Portable XRF Analysis of a Special Collection from Los Morteros — Stacy L. Ryan, Desert Archaeology, Inc., and M. Steven Shackley, University of California, Berkeley

Where Did It Come From? Using X-ray Diffraction to Track Argillite Sources and Artifacts — Mark D. Elson, Desert Archaeology, Inc.

Where Did It Come From? A New Method for Learning about Ancient Turquoise Mining and Trade — Alyson Marie Thibodeau, University of Arizona

Where Was It Grown? Biogeochemical Markers and Chaco’s Corn — Linda S. Cordell, University of Colorado Boulder and School for Advanced Research

Why Did They Do That? Soil Science and Ancient Agriculture on Perry Mesa — Melissa Kruse-Peeples, Arizona State University and Native Seeds/SEARCH

Back Sight — William H. Doelle, Archaeology Southwest

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