Four archaeology students affiliated with Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University, and interning at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, presented the results of substantive research projects to members of the Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society (GAAS) and their guests on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011.
The students have been working with GAAS President Dennis Blanton on data from a ca. Read the full story for more information about their findings.
Procedures are described to compensate for such alterations and the perturbations in the data that they produce.
The Anasazi production of black-on-white pottery using organic paint (paint from plant compounds, e.g., "bee weed" or Cleom serrulata) is a sophisticated ceramic technology lost to historic times. more The Anasazi production of black-on-white pottery using organic paint (paint from plant compounds, e.g., "bee weed" or Cleom serrulata) is a sophisticated ceramic technology lost to historic times.
Pottery from the Late Minoan IA kiln excavated at Kommos, Crete was analysed in order to produce a reference group in this important area of Minoan ceramic production.
Material from ancient kilns is thought to be especially suitable for reference groups, as it comprises a...
Rowlett (1991) and Rowlett and Johannessen (1990) demonstrated that wildland fire at Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico changed the TL reaction for pottery sherds. National Park Service, Division of Anthropology, Branch of Cultural Resources Management, Santa Fe, pp.
Two specimens from surface contexts exhibited age underestimations of 24%. Effects of Firing Temperature on the Fate of Naturally Occurring Organic Matter in Clays.
Non-agricultural Jomon peoples of Japan were producing clay pots used for food preparation that were elaborately decorated by about 13,000 years ago.
Although there is not necessarily a causal relationship between a sedentary way of life and pottery-making, the introduction of pottery generally coincides with the adoption of an agricultural lifestyle, when durable and strong vessels and containers are needed. However, during the Early Neolithic era, around 8,000 BCE, special ovens used to parch cereal grains and to bake bread were being built in the Near East, which allowed people to control fire and produce high temperatures in enclosed facilities.Theoretically, thermoluminescence (TL) signal of sherds burned during wildland fires may be altered depending on temperature, rate and duration of heating experienced by the specimen during the fire. Thermoluminescence response interference from the La Mesa forest fire, Bandelier National Monument.