Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh
Zingeyka River Valley Settlement Dataset
The data files CU.TXT and CU.XLS provide general information about each surface collection, including the number of ceramic, lithic, and other artifacts recovered. CU.TXT is a comma delimited ASCII text file; CU.XLS contains the same data in the form of an Excel spreadsheet. Each line in the ASCII file corresponds to one surface collection. There are 127 lines, each with 7 variables separated by commas. The variables are listed in the following order:
|1||Collection unit number. The collection unit number where the surface collection was carried out. These correspond to the ID numbers provided in the COLL_NUMBERS layer of the Map of Collection Units page of this dataset.|
|2||Collection unit name. Provides the Russian site registry name and number that correspond to each collection unit where the surface collection was carried out. For sites encompassing more than one collection unit, a second sequential number is provided to uniquely identify each collection unit. Site names are provided for references purposes only, as the concept of "site" did not play any meaningful role in analysis.|
|3||GPS Waypoint. A unique GPS waypoint number identfing each separate surface collection
Note. Each GPS waypoint may represent either the location of an individual artifact or a group of artifacts, located within a 2-5 m radius (GPS error range) from the point. In a few high density collection units, GPS points represent centers of 20x20 m squares toward which all finds recovered from the square have been pooled.
|4||Number of ceramic sherds recovered from surface collection.|
|5||Number of chipped lithic artifacts recovered from surface collection.|
|6||Other types of artifacts recovered.|
|7||Number of other types of artifacts recovered|
The first line of the ASCII text file, for example, looks like this:
1 ,katsbah 1 1,924,0,1,,
This means that surface collection took place in collection unit number 1 (Russian site name: Katsbah 1 1). The GPS waypoint of this particular surface collection is 924, where only one chipped lithic artifact was recovered.
The last, or 127th line of the ASCII text file is:
11,Leb 4 2,176,1,0,,
This means that surface collection took place in collection unit number 11 (Russian site name: Leb 4 2). The GPS waypoint of this particular surface collection is 176, where only one ceramic sherd was recovered.
Download the file CU.TXT (4 KB) or the file CU.XLS (30 KB).
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