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Antiquities Act Permit
(U.S. Department of the Interior, 7/26/1972 )
Basketmaker II stone-boiling technology at Cedar Mesa, Utah: an experimental study
The presence of limestone has been noted by archaeologists among midden scatters associated with Grand Gulch phase (A.D. 200 to 400) Basketmaker II habitation sites (Matson et al. 1988), and it has been suspected that the ...
New Insights from Old Collections: Cedar Mesa, Utah, Revisited
(Southwestern Lore, 2011)
Basketmaker II period collections mode in the 1970s during tbe Cedar Mesa Project are being re-examined with new questions and in some cases with new analytical techniques. Included are DNA analyses of human and turkey ...
Recent palynology of the Cedar Mesa area, Utah
A major problem in attempts to reconstruct vegetation and sequences of climatic change from pollen samples derived from archaeological deposits is the effect of human activity in the vicinity of the site on vegetation, and ...
Explaining Organizational Change: Anasazi Community Patterns
To explain organizational change on the northern edge of prehistoric Anasazi occupation, a large block was archaeologically surveyed in southeast Utah. Resulting site distributions are used to interpret community patterns, ...
Pits Without Pots: Basketmaker II Houses and Lithics of Southeastern Utah
The first goal of this thesis was to provide descriptive site reports of three late Basketmaker II habitation sites on Cedar Mesa, Southeastern Utah. There was great homogeneity among late Basketmaker II habitation sites ...
Tale of a Test Pit: The research history of a midden column from the Turkey Pen site, Utah
Presented at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting. In 1972 R.G. Matson and a small crew excavated a dry, stratified midden at a Pueblo Cliff Dwelling site in Grand Gulch, as part of the Cedar Mesa Project. ...
Moon House: a Pueblo III Period Cliff Dwelling Complex in Southeastern Utah
The Moon House Complex is composed of 3 exceptionally well preserved 13th century cliff dwellings. An analysis of construction methods, room function, and construction sequence indicates recurrent reconstruction, remodeling, ...