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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Aikens, C. Melvin
Published By: Original publisher
Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. 1970. xiii, 212 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] C. Melvin Aikens
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Early Desert Archaic (NT50)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Cultural stratigraphy (912);
Archaeological excavation methods (1210);
Bone, horn, and shell technology (321);
Lithic industries (324);
General tools (412);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is the site report for Aikens excavations at Hogup Cave. The excavations and artifacts are described and analyzed. The cave had excellent preservation with minimal disturbance. The artifacts found included netting, cordage, leather goods such as moccasins, plant parts such as pickleweed seeds, antelope hairs, wooden atlatls, and the more common bone and stone artifacts. Aikens combined the projectile points from Hogup Cave with those from Danger Cave to reclassify the points and create a point type sequence. Jennings, the excavator of Danger Cave, had only numbered the point types in anticipation that someone in the future would reclassify them. Aikens then used the point type sequence to compare the two caves. The artifact sequence at Hogup Cave confirms many of Jennings findings from Danger Cave, especially that there was minimal change in the artifacts for many thousands of years. Aikens combines Strata 1-8 to form Unit I with the dates of 8400 BP-3250 BP (6400 BC-1250 BC), which is considered to be from the Early to the Late Archaic. As he discusses these strata as a unit and compares this unit to later ones the data that pertain to this unit were marked for Outline of Cultural Material (OCM) codes.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p.207-212)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
26 June-15 August 1967, 15 June-20 August 1968
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Sarah Berry; 2010
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
8400-150 BP (6400 BC-AD 1850)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Units I-IV, Hogup Cave, Utah, United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Hogup Cave (Utah)