Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh
El Dornajo Community Dataset
This dataset complements the dissertation Conditions of Social Change at El Dornajo, Southwestern Ecuador by Sarah R. Taylor (which can be freely downloaded from the University of Pittsburgh's Electronic Theses and Dissertations Database). It provides detailed data on the archeaological remains from household contexts recovered at the El Dornajo site, Southern Ecuador, which are discussed in full in the dissertation, whose contents are as follows:
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Developmental Trajectories in El Oro-Tumbes
- Chapter 3: The Site of El Dornajo and Project Methodology
- Chapter 4: Social Differentiation at El Dornajo
- Chapter 5: Environment, Settlement, and ENSO
- Chapter 6: Subsistence Shortage and Social Change
- Chapter 7: Inter-regional Interaction at El Dornajo
- Chapter 8: Clambakes and Regional Alliances
- Chapter 9: Conditions of Social Change at El Dornajo
Funding to collect the data presented here was provided by a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (Award No. BCS-0838637). Additional funding was provided by the Prefectura de Machala, Government of Ecuador.
Taylor, Sarah R. (2011) Conditions of Social Change at El Dornajo, Southwestern Ecuador. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh.
Taylor, Sarah R. (2013) El Dornajo Community Dataset. Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh. URL: <http://www.cadb.pitt.edu>.
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Maps are provided as AutoCAD (Release 12) .DXF files which can be read by many CAD and GIS programs.
|Site Map: Provides the location of excavation units as well as additional features of the El Dornajo site.|
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: Total counts of diagnostic and non-diagnostic sherds for each context.||Diagnostic Ceramics: Detailed information about each diagnostic sherd recovered.|
|Complete Ceramic Vessels: Detailed data on each complete ceramic vessel uncovered during excavations.||Shell Inventory: The MNI of each taxon in a given context.|
|Shell Measurements: Shell measurements for samples from each context.||Faunal Inventory: The NISP of a given taxon and element for each context.|
|Lithic Inventory: Detailed information about each lithic artifact (ground and chipped stone) gathered through surface collections and excavations.||Spindle Whorl and Bead Inventory: Detailed information about each spindle whorl and bead gathered through surface collections and excavations.|
|Ornament Inventory: Detailed information about each ornament gathered through surface collections and excavations.|
Available as PDF files.
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