Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh
Volcán Barú Dataset
This dataset complements the 2009 dissertation The Development of Complex Society in the Volcán Barú Region of Western Panama by Scott D. Palumbo (available from University of Pittsburgh's Electronic Theses and Dissertations Database). It provides detailed data on the quantities of artifacts recovered in each individual shovel probe or surface collection made during the 2007 Volcán Barú research, which are discussed in greater detail in the dissertation.
The dissertation's Table of Contents is as follows:
- Chapter 1: Theoretical Introduction
- Chapter 2: Setting and Methodology
- Chapter 3: Chronology
- Chapter 4: Demography
- Chapter 5: The Concepción Phase (300 B.C. to A.D. 400)
- Chapter 6: The Early Bugaba Phase (A.D. 300 to 600)
- Chapter 7: The Late Bugaba Phase (A.D. 600 to 900)
- Chapter 8: The Chiriquí Period (A.D. 900 to 1400)
- Chapter 9: Conclusions
Funding to collect the data presented here was provided by a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (Award No. BCS-0731622).
Palumbo, Scott (2009a) The Development of Complex Society in the Volcán Barú Region of Western Panama. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh.
Palumbo, Scott (2009b) Volcán Barú 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 Test Data: Quantitative information on the coordinate location and artifacts recovered in each individual shovel test.||Surface Collection Data: Quantitative information on the coordinate location and artifacts recovered in each individual surface collection.|
Aditionally, there is spatial information in the form of AutoCAD .DXF files:
|Sites Map: Site polygons originally identified by the Adaptive Radiations Project in the 1970s.|
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