The Arizona State Museum Cultural Resource Management Division Data Recovery Manual [No. 158]
AuthorTeague, Lynn S.
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Other TitlesArizona State Museum Archaeological Series No. 158
CitationTeague, Lynn S. 1982. The Arizona State Museum Cultural Resource Management Division Data Recovery Manual. Arizona State Museum Archaeological Series No. 158. Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson.
DescriptionThe Arizona State Museum Cultural Resource Management Division Data Recovery Manual by Lynn S. Teague. Contributions by Susan A. Brew, Bruce B. Huckell. Submitted by Cultural Resource Management Division, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, June 1982. Archaeological Series No. 158 / Reprinted 1993
AbstractWhile the Cultural Resource Management Division (CRMD) of the Arizona State Museum (ASM) has had an official Survey Manual since 1980, it has not had a corresponding Data Recovery Manual. The need for such a manual has become increasingly apparent in recent years as the CRMD has conducted a growing number of projects involving collection and excavation of sites. This volume will satisfy that need. lt is not possible to present in one publication all of the information required to guide personnel in the field. For this reason the CRMD has adopted the Simon Fraser University Guide to Basic Archaeological Field Procedures (Fladmark 1980) as a standard background text for field techniques. The CRMD Data Recovery Manual will concentrate on specific technical procedures for intensive surface collection and site excavation in Southwestern contexts. The information presented in this manual should not be accepted as dogma. Every project is unique, and no single inflexible approach to all technical problems will be appropriate. Rather, the manual should be used for general guidance and should not stand in the way of project-specific decision making when this is called for. The CRMD Data Recovery Manual has been organized in a sequence comparable to that of the Simon Fraser Guide (SFG). Sections of the manual amend and add to the specific sections of the SFG. The ASM Survey Manual (Vogler 1980) serves this function for Chapter 1 of the SFG. Examples of standard forms are provided in the Data Recovery Manual along with instructions for their use. Although individual projects may require data not elicited by these forms, and the detail with which individual information classes are covered may vary, all information requested on these forms is essential to good basic recording. Some response should be made in each information category. (excerpt from the Introduction)