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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Photogrammetrics as a Tool for Archaeological Investigation in 19th Century Historic Archaeology
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and photogrammetrics are a growing part of the archaeological toolkit. They provide a low cost tool to aid in the collection and analysis of aerial imagery. To test the applications of this ...
A Stone's Throw from the Source: An Examination of Fine-Grained Volcanic Toolstone Use in the Pah Rah Range, Western Nevada
Prehistoric use of the Pah Rah Range in western Nevada has resulted in a diverse record of hunting, processing, and residential sites, many of which contain artifacts manufactured from fine-grained volcanic (FGV) toolstones. ...
Persistence in Aurora, Nevada: Survival Strategies of the Northern Paiute
Negotiation and agency are crucial topics of discussion, especially in areas of colonial and cultural entanglement in relation to indigenous groups. Studies of agency explore the changes, or lack thereof, in material culture ...
Historical Archaeology at the Microscopic Scale: The Application of Geochemical and Macrobotanical Analyses
Developed in the 1960s, geochemical and macrobotanical analyses have been available to researchers in both historical and prehistoric archaeology, although the application has generally been limited. These methods are ...
Late Holocene Toolstone Procurement and Land-Use Strategies in the Black Rock Desert and High Rock Country of Northwest Nevada
This thesis tests current interpretations of Late Holocene (5,000 cal BP to present) archaeology for the Black Rock Desert and High Rock Country (BRD/HRC) through an assessment of the toolstone procurement and land-use ...
The Wizards Beach Men: A Study in Contrasts From Pyramid Lake, Nevada
This thesis compares and contrasts two sets of human skeletal remains of different chronometric ages found on Nevada's Pyramid Lake shoreline in 1968. The remains were found when drought lowered the shoreline of the lake, ...