An intrasite comparison of ceramic assemblages from the Lanier Site (12Je490) : exercises in formula dating

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dc.contributor.advisor Cochran, Donald R. (Donald Ray) en_US Tinkham, Kimberly M. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:39:36Z 2011-06-03T19:39:36Z 2002 en_US 2002
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2002 .T56 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Mean Ceramic Dating (MCD) formula is a widely accepted method for dating historic archaeological ceramic assemblages. This mathematical assessment uses historically known ceramic manufacture ranges to determine a date assumed to correspond with a site's occupation; however, formula applications on nineteenth century sites have been inconsistent in establishing acceptable absolute dates. An examination of applications of the formula on nineteenth century ceramics reveals that it's strength is not in its ability to establish absolute dates for a site, but rather to create relative intrasite chronologies. This study uses ceramic assemblages excavated from several of the feature and outbuilding remnants at the Lanier site (12Je490) to assess and evaluate the MCD formula. Historical documentation allows hypothetical chronologies to be established for the site. The MCD formula is applied to several Lanier site contexts in order to demonstrate the formula's ability to establish relative intrasite chronologies for a nineteenth century site.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Anthropology
dc.format.extent 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Archaeological dating. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pottery dating. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Archaeological surveying -- Indiana -- Madison. en_US
dc.subject.other Madison (Ind.) -- Antiquities. en_US
dc.title An intrasite comparison of ceramic assemblages from the Lanier Site (12Je490) : exercises in formula dating en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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