Portland State University. Department of Anthropology
M. Ann Bennett
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Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology
Hydration rind dating, Archaeological dating -- Oregon -- Malheur County, Projectile points -- Oregon -- Malheur County
1 online resource (2, xi, 109 pages)
This methodological study is an attempt to develop relative chronologies for surface archaeological sites from the obsidian hydration analysis of waste flake samples. Two sites in southeastern Oregon were selected and their surface components sampled. The results of the obsidian hydration analysis indicate, that with the use of random sampling methods and general geochemical control, a fairly accurate representation of the history of an archaeological surface site can be obtained.
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Thomas, Scott Preston, "The Determination of a Relative Chronology for a Surface Archeological Site Using the Obsidian Hydration Dating Method" (1981). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3134.