The Arkansas Archeological Survey’s Publications Program consists of three series that help us to fulfill our mission. Research Series (for archeologists), Popular Series (for general readers), and Technical Papers (specialized manuals and guides) present the results of ARAS research and submissions from other qualified authors to a wide range of audiences, from professional scholars and students to K–12 teachers, government officials, and the general public. Our focus is on the archeology of Arkansas and the South, across all time periods. A Publications Committee manages the review process, and makes the final decisions on acceptance of submitted works. The ARAS Publications Editor then performs in-house editing, desktop layout and book design, and makes arrangements for printing.
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Two Caddo Mound Sites in Arkansas
by Mary Beth Trubitt
Research Series No. 70
x + 205 pp., 110 illus.
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Contemporaneous Native communities were located at the Hedges and Hughes sites in the adjacent Ouachita and Saline river drainages in west-central Arkansas. This book compares these two ancestral Caddo mound sites based on results of excavation projects by the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s Henderson State University research station in 1973–1974 and in 2002. At each site, archeologists uncovered residues of a series of burned buildings next to the main mound. These structures, and artifacts deposited in and around them, related to food preparation/consumption and crafting activities that occurred on and near the mounds during the Middle and Late Caddo periods (ca. AD 1200s through 1600s). Chapters summarize excavations at the Hughes and Hedges sites, and provide detailed descriptions and comparisons of the recovered ceramics, chipped and ground stone tools, and organic materials. The final chapter discusses the spatial layout of the two communities, interprets of the timing and patterning of activities that took place there, and infers cultural connections between them and with neighboring regions.
Standards for Data Collection from Human Skeletal Remains: Proceedings of a Seminar at the Field Museum of Natural History organized by Jonathan Haas.
edited by Jane E. Buikstra and Douglas H. Ubelaker
D. Aftandilian, J. E. Buikstra, M. Finnegan, J. Haas, D. A. Kice, C. R. Nichol, D. W. Owsley, J. C. Rose, M. J. Schoeninger, G. R. Scott, C. G. Turner II, D. H. Ubelaker, P. L. Walker, and E. Weidl
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This bioanthropology text and lab manual has been the standard for over 25 years. It contains summaries of methods and techniques for handling and recording all human osteological material, including dentition, with recommended essential measurements for remains of both adult and immature individuals. Nonmetric skeletal traits, pathologies, cultural modifications, and indications of diet and other behavioral characteristics are covered, among other topics. Text includes a glossary and extensive bibliography, tables, over 120 figures, and 58 pages of recording forms that can be reproduced for use in analysis.
1994, 272 pages, 140 illus., forms, Bib, Index,
ISBN 1-56349-075-7 $45.00 (Order RS44)
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