Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh
Malagana Site Dataset
This dataset complements the dissertation Sources of Power and the Development of Sociopolitical Complexity in Malagana, Southwestern Colombia by Hernando Javier Giraldo Tenorio (which can be freely downloaded from the University of Pittsburgh's Electronic Theses and Dissertations Database). It provides detailed data on ceramic and lithic materials gathered during surface collection at the Malagana site, Colombia. The data are discussed in full in the dissertation, whose contents are as follows:
- Chapter 1: Power Strategies of Sociopolitical Differentiation
- Chapter 2: Methodology
- Chapter 3: Intra-Community Economic Differentiation
- Chapter 4: Craft Production
- Chapter 5: Religious Ideology
- Chapter 6: Feasting
- Chapter 7: Inter-Group Conflict
- Chapter 8: Conclusions
- Appendix A: Ceramic Styles
- Appendix B: Types of Artifacts Found in the Systematic Surface Survey
- Appendix C: Looted Artifacts from Malagana
Funding to collect the data presented here was provided by a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant (Award No. 1157719).
Giraldo Tenorio, Hernando Javier (2014a) Sources of Power and the Development of Sociopolitical Complexity in Malagana, Southwestern Colombia. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh.
Giraldo Tenorio, Hernando Javier (2014b) Malagana Site Dataset. Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh. URL: <http://www.cadb.pitt.edu>.
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Spatial information is provided as AutoCAD (Release 12) .DXF files which can be read by many CAD and GIS programs. The coordinate system for all spatial data is UTM Zone 18N (units are meters) based on the WGS84 datum.
Numeric data are provided in two file formats. Comma-delimited text files should be easy to import into spreadsheet, database, and statistical programs for manipulation and analysis. Excel spreadsheets are easier to browse, and can also be imported into many programs. The numeric data files are as follows:
|Ceramic inventory: Breakdown of ceramics by period and associated sherd densities for each surface collection lot.||Lithic inventory: Breakdown of lithic artifacts by period for each surface collection lot.|
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