Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh
Sauce and its Hinterland Dataset
The data files GROUNDSTONE.TXT and GROUNDSTONE.XLS provide counts and weights for ground stone artifacts gathered at each domestic mound within the Sauce center and its hinterland. GROUNDSTONE.TXT is a comma delimited ASCII text file. GROUNDSTONE.XLS contains the same data in the form of an Excel spreadsheet. Each line in the ASCII file provides the number of ground stone artifacts that share the same attributes for any given domestic mound collection. There are 66 lines, each with 10 variables separated by commas. The variables are listed in the following order:
|7||Length (cm) (Only recorded when piece was unbroken)|
The first line of the ASCII text file, for example, looks like this:
This means that the ground stone artifact came from collection 1751. The type is "mano fragment" and the mayor type is "Mano." No material is listed, the color is gray, and its thickness/height is 7.6 cm. There is no length specified since comments note that it is "broken." The total weight of ground stone artifacts belonging to this type (within collection 1751) is 1859.728 grams, and there is only 1 artifact of this type within collection 1751.
The last, or 66th line of the ASCII text file is:
1617,unworked stone,Unworked,,gray,,,split cobbles,,3
This means that the ground stone artifact came from collection 1617. The type is "unworked stone" and the mayor type is "Unworked." No material is listed but the color is gray. No thickness/height or length are specified. Comments note that they are "split cobbles." The weight of ground stone artifacts belonging to this type (within collection 1617) is not specified. Finally, the total number of artifacts of this type within collection 1617 is 3.
Click here to download the file GROUNDSTONE.TXT (6 KB) or the file GROUNDSTONE.XLS (26 KB).
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