Features original reports on the environmental settings of archaeological sites, materials analysis of artifacts, and process papers describing new techniques and equipment.
Source InformationMarch 2014, Volume29(Issue2) Page79To97
Prehistoric farmers in arid and semiarid ecosystems commonly used rock alignments to concentrate water and sediments on their fields. Previous research has emphasized the importance of runoff from organic matter‐rich uplands as a mechanism for soil nutrient replenishment. However, eolian inputs to these dryland ecosystems might also
Renewed Geoarchaeological Investigations of Mwanganda's Village (Elephant Butchery Site), Karonga, Malawi
Source InformationMarch 2014, Volume29(Issue2) Page98To120
The site of Mwanganda's Village, located along a paleochannel in northern Malawi, is one of only a few sites that have characterized the Middle Stone Age (MSA) of Malawi for decades (Clark & Haynes, 26; Clark et al., 26; Kaufulu, 55). The
An Exploratory Non‐Destructive Provenance Analysis of Two Middle Archaic Greenstone Pendants from Little Salt Spring, Florida, USA
Source InformationMarch 2014, Volume29(Issue2) Page121To137
Test excavations in 2005 and 2006 of the Little Salt Spring mortuary pond in Southwest Florida (USA) yielded two exotic stone pendants indirectly dated to the Middle Archaic (7000–5000 14C year B.P.). Hand‐specimen petrographic observation, combined with non‐destructive environmental scanning electron microscopy,
The Purpose and Age of Underwater Walls in the Bay of Elaia of Western Turkey: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Source InformationMarch 2014, Volume29(Issue2) Page138To155
Pergamum (modern: Bergama) was operating an important harbour used by military forces and merchants at the city of Elaia during Hellenistic and Roman Imperial times. Harbour‐related facilities such as warehouses, breakwaters and wharfs document the importance of this harbour site not only for the Pergamenians. This
Spatial and Physical Characteristics of Rejolladas in Northern Yucatán, Mexico: Implications for Ancient Maya Agriculture and Settlement Patterns
Source InformationMarch 2014, Volume29(Issue2) Page156To172
This study evaluates the importance of rejolladas to the Ancient Maya in and around the Classic Maya center of Xuenkal, Yucatán State, Mexico. Rejolladas are collapse sinkholes with bases above the local water table. We present a spatial and physical analysis of 186 rejolladas in a 10 ×
Mapping Archaeological Landscapes from Space. Douglas C. Comer Michael Harrower 2013. Springer Briefs in Archaeology(Vol. 5). Springer, New York. xvi + 276pp., ISBN: 978‐1‐4614‐6074‐9, $49.95 (paperback).
Source InformationMarch 2014, Volume29(Issue2) Page173To175
Geoarchaeology, Climate Change, and Sustainability. Antony G. Brown Laura S. Basell Karl W. Butzer 2011. Special Paper 476. Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO. 194pp., ISBN: 978‐0‐8137‐2476‐8, $80 (paperback).
Source InformationMarch 2014, Volume29(Issue2) Page175To177
The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Small Scale Economies. Victor D. Thompson James C. Waggoner, Jr 2013. University Press of Florida, Miami, FL. 250pp., ISBN‐13: 978‐0‐8130‐4242‐8, $74.95 (hardcover).
Source InformationMarch 2014, Volume29(Issue2) Page177To178
Mediterranean Archaeological Landscapes: Current Issues. Effie F. Athanassopoulos LuAnn Wandsnider 2004. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA. 256pp., ISBN: 978‐1‐931707‐73‐2, $45 (hardcover).
Source InformationMarch 2014, Volume29(Issue2) Page178To179