• Assessing The Importance Of Past Human Behavior In Dendroarchaeological Research: Examples From Range Creek Canyon, Utah, U.S.A.

      Towner, Ronald H.; Salzer, Matthew W.; Parks, James A.; Barlow, K. Renee; Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona; College of Eastern Utah (Tree-Ring Society, 2009-07)
      Dendroarchaeological samples can contain three kinds of information: chronological, behavioral, and environmental. The decisions of past people regarding species selection, beam size, procurement and modification techniques, deadwood use, and stockpiling are the most critical factors influencing an archaeological date distribution. Using dendrochronological samples from prehistoric and historic period sites in the same area of eastern Utah, this paper examines past human behavior as the critical factor in dendroarchaeological date distributions.