Thermolithofractography : a comparative analysis of cracked rock from an archaeological site and cracked rock from a culturally-sterile area, or, all 'R' is FCR unless it's a manuport

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dc.contributor.advisor Hicks, Ronald (Ronald E.) en_US
dc.contributor.author Kritzer, Kelly Norman en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:08Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:08Z
dc.date.created 1995 en_US
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1995 .K75 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185327
dc.description.abstract Fire-cracked rock is often overlooked in archaeology. This study attempted to determine whether or not fire-cracked rock from the surface of an archaeological site located in a cultivated field can be differentiated from other cracked rocks. A study sample of 67 rocks from the surface of a prehistoric site located in a cultivated field and another study sample of 58 rocks from an adjacent area that was sterile of prehistoric human activities was collected. A third sample of 70 fire-cracked rocks excavated from features below the plowzone in a prehistoric site served as a control sample. The fracture surface morphologies of the control sample were examined for distinguishing characteristics, which were then compared to the study samples. Those cracked rocks from the study samples which exhibited similar characteristics were identified as fire-cracked rock. Ten fire-cracked rocks were thus observed within the on-site sample and the offsite sample included only one.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Anthropology
dc.format.extent iv, 143 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Indians of North America -- Indiana -- Henry County -- Antiquities. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fire. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rocks -- Fracture. en_US
dc.title Thermolithofractography : a comparative analysis of cracked rock from an archaeological site and cracked rock from a culturally-sterile area, or, all 'R' is FCR unless it's a manuport en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/935946 en_US


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