Mason, Ronald J.. Rock Island and the Laurel cultural frontier in northern Lake Michigan

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Rock Island and the Laurel cultural frontier in northern Lake Michigan

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Midcontinental journal of archaeology -- Vol. 16, no. 1

Published By: Original publisher Midcontinental journal of archaeology -- Vol. 16, no. 1 Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press. 1991. 118-155 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Ronald P. Mason

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Initial Shield Woodland (NC54)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Identification (101); Ceramic technology (323); Visual arts (5311); Chronologies and culture sequences (911);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Ceramics from the Rock Island site show a mix of Laurel and North Bay decorative traits. This suggests that Rock Island was at the frontier between these two related cultures early in the Laurel cultural sequence. Mason describes the ceramics (in detail) and some of the other artifacts found at the site. Only the material pertaining to the Laurel culture was indexed for Outline of Cultural Material (OCM) codes.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

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. nc54-004

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-155)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document not specified

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 Archaeologist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry ; 2001

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 2065±120 BP-1780±110 BP (65±120 B.C.-220±110 A.D.)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Laurel culture; Rock Island, Wisconsin, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Canada, Eastern--Antiquities

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