A reanalysis of ceramics from the Bowen site : implications for defining the Oliver phase of central Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor Cochran, Donald R. (Donald Ray) en_US
dc.contributor.author McCullough, Robert G. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:35:41Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:35:41Z
dc.date.created 1991 en_US
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1991 .M338 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/184158
dc.description.abstract The mixture of Late Woodland and Fort Ancient ceramics found on sites in central Indiana has presented a problem for archaeologists for over fifty years. This unique combination of ceramic traits has become known as the Oliver Phase. Materials recovered from the Bowen Site, (Dorwin 1971) have in the past been used to define this phase. Originally, the Bowen Site was believed to represent the excavation of an entire synchronically occupied prehistoric site. A reanalysis of the distribution of diagnostic ceramic attributes from the Bowen Site suggests multicomponent occupations resulting from diachronic settlement. Therefore, the full range of ceramic variation originally attributed to this phase needs to be reexamined in the light of this new information, and it's usefulness as a diagnostic assemblage should be carefully evaluated.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Anthropology
dc.format.extent vi, 174 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Indian pottery -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Indians of North America -- Indiana -- Antiquities. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Excavations (Archaeology) -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.other Bowen Site (Ind.) en_US
dc.subject.other Indiana -- Antiquities. en_US
dc.title A reanalysis of ceramics from the Bowen site : implications for defining the Oliver phase of central Indiana en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/770939 en_US

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