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10-22 Notes - Kent Lightfoot – Rise of Sedentary Life...

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Anthro 2 Reading: Lightfoot 84 10/22/08 VI. RESEARCH DESIGN 7. Case Study – Duncan Village Project A. Introduction: CRM, SE Arizona, Modern Town of Duncan – Floods Pithouse Village (AD 300-500) - semi subterranean pithouses found in california. 2 villages in right-of-way B. Budgetary Issues -- $250,000 (too expensive) back then very expensive. Change Scope of Project: Portion of one village - cut down to 20,000 1 1/2 Months to prepare. $20,000. A lot of material needed to excavate. 500 -1000 dollars per cubic meter back then. nowadays 10 times as much. very costly. C. Possible Field Strategies David Wilcox -- Formation Processes - how the houses were constructed (roofs) how they were built and destroyed. His plan wanted to locate one pithouse and excavated it only.
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Unformatted text preview: Kent Lightfoot – Rise of Sedentary Life, kent’s perspective look at village organization. People becoming sedentary. looking at people living in the houses. – Spatial Organization of Early Villages D. Staffing a Field Crew (on a limited budget) Arizona’s Prison Program – 20 Convicts Describe Penal System: Max, Med, Min Security E. Field Program i. Surface Investigation (Grid System, Topographic Map, Surface Collection) ii. Test Surface Depressions (2-by-2 m test units) iii. Scrape Right-of-Way (with front end loader) iv. Excavate 7 pithouses (use backhoe to excavate above floor level, then hand excavation) F. Trade-offs in Collecting Information Depends on Research Design Lightfoot vs Wilcox – what would be stressed?...
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