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