Tremper Mound, Hopewell Catlinite, and PIMA Technology
Emerson, Thomas E., Hughes, Randall E., Farnsworth, Kenneth B., Wisseman, Sarah U., Hynes, Mary R., Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, MCJA
Archaeologists have long recognized that the Hopewell period was marked by the movement of exotic raw materials and artifacts across the eastern United States. The use of archaeometric techniques to trace the sources of these materials is well established. However, little work has been done on sourcing the pipestone used in Hopewell pipes. In this research we use Portable Infrared Mineral Analyzer (PIMA) technology to identify the presence of Minnesota catlinite as a raw material used for pipes recovered from the Tremper Mound (33SC4) caches in the Scioto Valley of Ohio. A new radiocarbon date places the deposition of these caches between B.C. 50 and A.D. 79. The presence …
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Publication information: Article title: Tremper Mound, Hopewell Catlinite, and PIMA Technology. Contributors: Emerson, Thomas E. - Author, Hughes, Randall E. - Author, Farnsworth, Kenneth B. - Author, Wisseman, Sarah U. - Author, Hynes, Mary R. - Author. Journal title: Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, MCJA. Volume: 30. Issue: 2 Publication date: Fall 2005. Page number: 189+. © Office of the State Archaeologist Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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