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dc.contributor.advisorThoms, Alston V.en_US
dc.creatorMason, James Bryanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-09-30T02:13:47Z
dc.date.available2004-09-30T02:13:47Z
dc.date.created2003-08en_US
dc.date.issued2004-09-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/584
dc.description.abstractTwo deeply buried, well-stratified, and well-dated components dating to the Early Holocene period were excavated at the Richard Beene site (41BX831) in Bexar County, Texas. This thesis utilizes both qualitative (interpretation of maps) and quantitative (unconstrained clustering) spatial analysis techniques to identify site structure and assess post-depositional disturbance by analyzing patterns among artifact categories, selected artifacts, and features from these components. Results of spatial analysis are compared to expectations of the archaeological record based on previous research. Each component revealed a distinct pattern. The Lower Medina component (ca. 6900 B.P.) is well preserved and spatial analysis showed clear distinctions between domestic and peripheral zones. The Upper Perez component (8800 B.P.) is a fluvial lag deposit of displaced artifacts and fire-cracked rock features. Results of spatial analysis confirmed that most, if not all, of this component is disturbed, revealing no site structure.en_US
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dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.subjectSpatial analysisen_US
dc.subjectsite structureen_US
dc.subjectarchaeologyen_US
dc.subjectEarly Holoceneen_US
dc.subjectAngosturaen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of site structure and post-depositional disturbance at two Early Holocene components, Richard Beene site (41BX831), Bexar County, Texasen_US
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWu, Ben X.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCarlson, David L.en_US
dc.type.genreElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen_US


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