Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh
Mesitas Community Dataset
This dataset complements the book Prehispanic Change in the Mesitas Community: Documenting the Development of a Chiefdom's Central Place in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia by Víctor González F. (available from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Comparative Archaeology). It provides detailed data on the quantities of artifacts recovered in each individual shovel probe excavated in the Mesitas community and discussed in full in the printed volume.
The Table of Contents of the published volume is as follows:
- Chapter 1: Chiefdoms in the Alto Magdalena
- Chapter 2: Delimiting the Archaeological Community
- Chapter 3: Household Location and Agricultural Resources
- Chapter 4: Sherd Densities and Demographic Dynamics
- Chapter 5: Artifact Assemblages and Household Activities
- Chapter 6: The Sequence of Change at Mesitas
Funding to collect the data presented here was provided by a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (Award No. SBR-9632597), a Wenner-Gren Foundation Grant (Award No. GR-6097) and a Colciencias Institute Grant, Universidad de los Andes (Award No. P.1204-10-633-96).
González F., Víctor (2007a) Prehispanic Change in the Mesitas Community: Documenting the Development of a Chiefdom's Central Place in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia. University of Pittsburgh Memoirs in Latin American Archaeology, No. 18.
González F., Víctor (2007b) Mesitas Community Dataset. Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh. URL: <http://www.cadb.pitt.edu>.
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These data files are organized in the form of ASCII text files that can be read directly or easily imported to an application program such as a database manager or statistics package.
|Shovel Probe Data: Quantitative information on the coordinate location and artifacts recovered in each individual shovel probe.||Household Data: The same kinds of information provided for individual shovel probes but aggregated by household units as used in the analysis in the text.|
In addition there are maps providing information on topography and the locations of shovel probes. These are provided as AutoCAD DXF files.
|Topographic map: A contour map including roads and other modern features.||Probe Locations: A map locating each individual shovel probe and showing how they are grouped into the household units anlayzed in the text.|
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