Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Hostname: page-component-cf9d5c678-8r4lv Total loading time: 0.315 Render date: 2021-08-02T13:56:52.243Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "metricsAbstractViews": false, "figures": true, "newCiteModal": false, "newCitedByModal": true, "newEcommerce": true, "newUsageEvents": true }

Advances in Documentation, Digital Curation, Virtual Exhibition, and a Test of 3D Geometric Morphometrics

A Case Study of the Vanderpool Vessels from the Ancestral Caddo Territory

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 January 2017

Robert Z. Selden Jr.
Affiliation:
Center for Regional Heritage Research, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches. P.O. Box 13028, Nacogdoches, TX 75962 (seldenjrz@sfasu.edu)
Timothy K. Perttula
Affiliation:
Center for Regional Heritage Research, Stephen F. Austin State University and Archeological & Environmental Consultants, LLC, Austin. 10101 Woodhaven Dr. Austin, TX 78753 (tkp4747@aol.com)
Michael J. O’Brien
Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri, Columbia. Arts and Science Dean’s Office, 317 Lowry Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 (ObrienM@missouri.edu)
Corresponding

Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) digital scanning of archaeological materials is typically used as a tool for artifact documentation. With the permission of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, 3D documentation of Caddo funerary vessels from the Vanderpool site (41SM77) was conducted with the initial goal of ensuring that these data would be publicly available for future research long after the vessels were repatriated. A digital infrastructure was created to archive and disseminate the resultant 3D datasets, ensuring that they would be accessible by both researchers and the general public (CRHR 2014a). However, 3D imagery can be used for much more than documentation. To illustrate this, these data were utilized in a 3D morphometric analysis of the intact and reconstructed vessels to explore the range of variation that occurs in ceramic vessel shape and its potential contribution to the local ceramic taxonomy. Results of the 3D morphometric analysis demonstrate the potential for substantive analytical gains in discussions of temporal resolution and ceramic technological organization in the ancestral Caddo region.

El escaneado tridimensional (3D) de materiales arqueológicos se utiliza normalmente como una herramienta para documentar artefactos. Con el permiso de la Nación Caddo de Oklahoma, la documentación tridimensional de vasijas funerarias del sitio Vanderpool (41SM77) tuvo como meta, el asegurar que esta información permanezca disponible al público para la realización de investigaciones futuras, inclusive después de su repatriación. La infraestructura digital fue creada para archivar y difundir los conjuntos de datos tridimensionales derivados, asegurándose que estos sean accesibles a los investigadores y al público en general (CRHR 2014a). Sin embargo, las imágenes tridimensionales pueden ser utilizadas más allá de la propia documentación. Para ejemplificarlo, estos datos se utilizaron en un análisis tridimensional morfométrico de vasijas reconstruidas e intactas y con ello explorar el rango de variación que ocurre en la forma de la vasija cerámica, así como su potencial para contribuir a la taxonomía cerámica local. Los resultados del análisis tridimensional morfométrico demuestran el potencial de las ventajas analíticas sustantivas en las discusiones sobre su resolución temporal y la organización tecnológica de la cerámica en la región ancestral Caddo.

Type
Research Article
Copyright
Copyright © Society for American Archaeology 2014

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)

References

Blitz, John H. 2010 New Perspectives in Mississippian Archaeology. Journal of Archaeological Research 18(1):139.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Bretzke, Knut, and Conard, Nicholas J. 2012 Evaluating Morphological Variability in Lithic Assemblages Using 3D Models of Stone Artifacts. Journal of Archaeological Science 39:37413749.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Center for Regional Heritage Research (CRHR) 2014a CRHR:ARCHAEOLOGY digital repository. Electronic document, http://digital.sfasu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/crhr, accessed April 13, 2014.Google Scholar
Center for Regional Heritage Research (CRHR) 2014b CRHR ScholarWorks. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Center for Regional Heritage Research (CRHR) 2014c CRHR:ARCHAEOLOGY, Vanderpool Collection. Electronic document, http://digital.sfasu.edu/cdm/search/collection/CRHR/searchterm/vanderpool/field/title/mode/all/conn/and/order/nosort, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Center for Regional Heritage Research (CRHR) 2014d CRHR:ARCHAEOLOGY, Washington Square Mound Collection. Electronic document, http://digital.sfasu.edu/cdm/search/collection/CRHR/searchterm/41na49!bowl/field/trinom!all/mode/all!all/conn/and!and/order/nosort, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Clarkson, Christopher 2013 Measuring Core Reduction Using 3D Flake Scar Density: A Test Case of Changing Core Reduction at Klasies River Mouth, South Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science 40:43484357.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Cochrane, Ethan 2011 Units of Transmission in Evolutionary Archaeology and the Role of Memetics. In Evolutionary and Interpretive Archaeologies: A Dialogue, edited by Ethan Cochrane and Andrew Gardner, pp. 3161. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek.Google Scholar
Early, Anne M. 2012 Form and Structure in Prehistoric Caddo Pottery Design. In The Archaeology of the Caddo, edited by T. K. Perttula and C. P. Walker, pp. 2646. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.Google Scholar
Ellis, Anne, and Wackerman, Dillon 2014 CRHR:ARCHAEOLOGY—A Note from the Architects. Electronic resource, http://wp.me/p41HMA-jG, accessed March 26, 2014.Google Scholar
Gilboa, Ayelet, Karasik, Avshalom, Sharon, Ilan, and Uzy, Smilansky 2004 Towards Computerized Typology and Classification of Ceramics. Journal of Archaeological Science 31:681694.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Gilboa, Ayelet, Tal, Ayellet, Shimshoni, Ilan, and Kolomenkin, Michael 2012 Computer-Based, Automatic Recording and Illustration of Complex Archaeological Artifacts. Journal of Archaeological Science 40:13291339.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Girard, Jeffrey.S. 2012 Settlement Patterns and Variation in Caddo Pottery Decoration: A Case Study of the Willow Chute Bayou Locality. In The Archaeology of the Caddo, edited by Timothy K. Perttula and Chester P. Walker, pp. 239287. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.Google Scholar
Grosman, Leore, Smikt, Oded, and Smilansky, Uzy 2008 On the Application of 3-D Scanning Technology for the Documentation and Typology of Lithic Artifacts. Journal of Archaeological Science 35:31013110.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Hosfield, Robert 2009 Modes of Transmission and Material Culture Patterns in Craft Skills. In Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution, edited by Stephen Shennan, pp. 4560. University of California Press, Berkeley.Google Scholar
Karasik, Avshalom, and Smilansky, Uzy 2008 3D Scanning Technology as a Standard Archaeological Tool for Pottery Analysis: Practice and Theory. Journal of Archaeological Science 35:11481168.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Karasik, Avshalom, and Smilansky, Uzy 2011 Computerized Morphological Classification of Ceramics. Journal of Archaeological Science 38:26442657.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Kelley, David B. 2012 The Belcher Phase: Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Caddo Occupation of the Red River Valley in Northwest Louisiana and Southwest Arkansas. In The Archaeology of the Caddo, edited by Perttula, T. K. and Walker, C. P., pp. 411430. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.Google Scholar
Krieger, Alex D. 1946 Culture Complexes and Chronology in Northern Texas: With Extension of Puebloan Datings to the Mississippi Valley. Publication No. 4640. University of Texas, Austin.Google Scholar
Limp, Fred, Payne, Angie, Simon, Katie, Snow, Winters, and Cothren, Jack 2011 Developing a 3-D Digital Heritage Ecosystem: From Object to Representation and the Role of a Virtual Museum in the 21st Century. Internet Archaeology 30. Electronic document, http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.30.1, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Lin, Sam C. H., Douglass, Matthew J., Holdaway, Simon J., and Floyd, Bruce 2010 The Application of 3D Laser Scanning Technology to the Assessment of Ordinal and Mechanical Cortex Quantification in Lithic Analysis. Journal of Archaeological Research 37:694702.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Lipo, Carl P. 2001 Science, Style and the Study of Community Structure: An Example from the Central Mississippi River Valley. British Archaeological Reports, International Series No. 918, Oxford.Google Scholar
Livingood, Patrick 2008 Recent Discussions in Late Prehistoric Southern Archaeology. Native South 1:126.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Lycett, Stephen J. 2009 Are Victoria West Cores “proto-Levallois”? A Phylogenetic Assessment. Journal of Human Evolution 56:175191.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Lycett, Stephen J. and von Cramon-Taubadel, Noreen 2013 A 3D Morphometric Analysis of Surface Geometry in Levallois Cores: Patterns of Stability and Variability across Regions and Their Implications. Journal of Archaeological Science 40:15081517.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Lycett, Stephen J., von Cramon-Taubadel, Noreen, and Gowlett, John A. J. 2010 A Comparative 3D Geometric Morphometric Analysis of Victoria West Cores: Implications for the Origins of Levallois Technology. Journal of Archaeological Science 37:11101117.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Means, Bernard K., McCuistion, Ashley, and Courtney, Bowles 2013 Virtual Artifact Curation of the Historical Past and the NextEngine Desktop 3D Scanner. Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 6:112.Google Scholar
Melaney, Mark, and Rigby, Ken 2014 Virtual Museum. Electronic document, https://wa692.avayalive.com/692/html/index.html, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Perttula, Timothy K. 2009 Lake Naconiche Archaeology and Caddo Origins Issues. Journal of Northeast Texas Archaeology 31:6185.Google Scholar
Perttula, Timothy K. 2012 The Archaeology of the Caddo in Southwest Arkansas, Northwest Louisiana, Eastern Oklahoma, and East Texas: An Introduction to the Volume. In The Archaeology of the Caddo, edited by Timothy K., Perttula and Walker, Chester P., pp. 125. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.Google Scholar
Perttula, Timothy K. 2014 The Classification of Late Caddo Period Utility Ware Jars from Sites in the Big Cypress Creek Basin of East Texas. Caddo Archaeology Journal 24:5374.Google Scholar
Perttula, Timothy K., Kelley, David B., and Ricklis, Robert A. (editors) 2011 Archeological Investigations at the Lang Pasture Site (41AN38) in the Upper Neches River Basin of East Texas. Report No. 129. Texas Department of Transportation, Archeological Studies Program, Environmental Affairs Division, Austin.Google Scholar
Perttula, Timothy K., Nelson, Bo, and Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2013 Documentation of Cemeteries and Funerary Offerings from Sites in the Upper Neches River Basin, Anderson, Cherokee, and Smith Counties, Texas. Special Publication No. 26. Friends of Northeast Texas Archaeology, Austin and Pittsburg.Google Scholar
Perttula, Timothy K., and Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014 Ancestral Caddo Ceramics in East Texas. Electronic document, http://crhrarchaeology.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/ancestral-caddo-ceramics-in-east-texas-perttula-and-selden/, accessed March 26, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2012 Modeling Regional Radiocarbon Trends: A Case Study from the East Texas Woodland Period. Radiocarbon 54(2):239265.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2013 Exploratory 3D Documentation and a Preliminary Geometric Morphometric Analysis of NAGPRA Vessels from the Washington Square Mound Site (41NA49), Nacogdoches County, Texas. Reports in Archaeology No. 1. Center for Regional Heritage Research, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014a Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S7. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/33/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014b Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S20. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/20/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014c Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S25. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/22/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014d Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S5. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/34/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014e Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S6. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/32/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014f Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S13. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/38/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014g Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S33. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/30/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014h Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S18. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/18/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014i Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S3. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/42/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014j Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S4. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/43/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014k Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S12. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/43/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014l Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S16. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/41/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014m Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S19. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/23/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014n Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S21. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/21/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014o Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S34. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/31/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014p Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S10. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/35/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014q Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S11. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/36/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014r Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S23. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/19/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014s Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S24. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/45/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014t Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S27. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/25/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014u Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S30. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/26/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014v Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S26. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/26/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014w Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S14. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/39/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014x Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S15. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/40/, accessed April 14, 2015.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014y Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S32. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/28/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014z Vanderpool Vessel FIN-SC2. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/44/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr. 2014aa Vanderpool Vessel FIN-S31. Electronic document, http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/crhr/27/, accessed April 14, 2014.Google Scholar
Selden, Robert Z. Jr., and Timothy K., Perttula 2013 Radiocarbon Trends and the East Texas Caddo Tradition (ca. A.D. 800–1680). Southeastern Archaeology 32:8596.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Sholts, Sabrina B., Stanford, Dennis J., Flores, Louise M., and Wärmländer , Sebastian K. T. S. 2012 Flake Scar Patterns of Clovis Points Analyzed with a New Digital Morphometrics Approach: Evidence for Direct Transmission of Technological Knowledge across Early North America. Journal of Archaeological Science 39:30183026.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Smith, F. Todd 2005 From Dominance to Disappearance: The Indians of Texas and the Near Southwest, 1786–1859. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.Google Scholar
Smith, Neil G., Karasik, Avshalom, Narayanan, Tejaswini, Olson, Eric S., Smilansky, Uzy, and Levy, Thomas E. 2014 The Pottery Informatics Query Database: A New Method for Mathematic and Quantitative Analyses of Large Regional Ceramic Datasets. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 21:212250.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Story, Dee Ann 1981 An Overview of the Archeology of East Texas. Plains Anthropologist 26(92):139156.Google Scholar
Suhm, Dee Ann, and Jelks, Edward B. (editors) 1962 Handbook of Texas Archeology: Type Descriptions. Special Publication No. 1, Texas Archeological Society, and Bulletin No. 4, Texas Memorial Museum, Austin.Google Scholar
Suhm, Dee Ann, Krieger, Alex D., and Jelks, Edward B. 1954 An Introductory Handbook of Texas Archeology. Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society 25:1562.Google Scholar
Turner, Ellen Sue, Hester, Thomas R., and Richard L., McReynolds 2011 Stone Artifacts of Texas Indians. Taylor Trade Publishing, Lanham.Google Scholar
Wachowiak, Melvin J., and Karas, Basiliki Vicky 2009 3D Scanning and Replication for Museum and Cultural Heritage Applications. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 48:141158.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Wilson, Diane 2012 Bioarchaeological Evidence of Subsistence Strategies among the East Texas Caddo. In The Archaeology of the Caddo, edited by Perttula, Timothy K. and Walker, Chester P., pp. 86116. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.Google Scholar
16
Cited by

Send article to Kindle

To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

Advances in Documentation, Digital Curation, Virtual Exhibition, and a Test of 3D Geometric Morphometrics
Available formats
×

Send article to Dropbox

To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

Advances in Documentation, Digital Curation, Virtual Exhibition, and a Test of 3D Geometric Morphometrics
Available formats
×

Send article to Google Drive

To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

Advances in Documentation, Digital Curation, Virtual Exhibition, and a Test of 3D Geometric Morphometrics
Available formats
×
×

Reply to: Submit a response

Please enter your response.

Your details

Please enter a valid email address.

Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *