DartPoints

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Five dart point types from Fort Hood, Texas, U.S.A.

Metric and categorical measurements on 91 Archaic dart points recovered during surface surveys at Fort Hood, Texas representing five types.

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Usage
data(DartPoints)
Details

Measurements on five types of dart points from Fort Hood in central Texas (Darl, Ensor, Pedernales, Travis, and Wells). The points were recovered during 10 different pedestrian survey projects during the 1980's and were classified and measured by H. Blaine Ensor using the system created by Futato (1983) as described in Carlson, S., et al 1987, pp 51-70 and Appendices 4 and 7.

Format

A data frame with 91 observations on the following 17 variables.

Name

Dart point type: Darl, Ensor, Pedernales, Travis, Wells

Catalog

Fort Hood catalog number

TARL

Texas Archeological Research Laboratory site number

Quad

Fort Hood Quad

Length

Maximum Length (mm)

Width

Maximum Width (mm)

Thickness

Maxmimum Thickness (mm)

B.Width

Basal width (mm)

J.Width

Juncture width (mm)

H.Length

Haft element length (mm)

Weight

Weight (gm)

Blade.Sh

Blade shape: E - Excurvate, I - Incurvate, R - Recurvate, S - Straight

Base.Sh

Base shape: E - Excurvate, I - Incurvate, R - Recurvate, S - Straight

Should.Sh

Shoulder shape: E - Excurvate, I - Incurvate, S - Straight, X - None

Should.Or

Shoulder orientation: B - Barbed, H - Horizontal, T - Tapered, X - None

Haft.Sh

Shape lateral haft element A - Angular, E - Excurvate, I - Incurvate, R - Recurvate, S - Straight

Haft.Or

Orientation lateral haft element: C - Concave, E - Expanding, P - Parallel, T - Contracting, V - Convex

References

Carlson, David L. 2017. Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Using R. Cambridge University Press, pp 52-60, 99-103, 106-107, 109-115, 148-157, 182-185, 198-211.

Carlson, S. B., H. B. Ensor, D. L. Carlson, E. A. Miller, and D E. Young. 1987. Archaeological Survey at Fort Hood, Texas Fiscal Year 1984. United States Army Fort Hood. Archaeological Resource Management Series, Research Report Number 14.

Futato, E. M. 1983. Projectile Point Morphology: Steps Toward a Formal Account. in Proceedings of the Thirty-fourth Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Lafayette, Louisiana, October 27-19, 1977. Southeastern Archaeological Conference. Bulletin 21: 38--81.

Aliases
  • DartPoints
Examples
# NOT RUN {
data(DartPoints)
boxplot(Length~Name, DartPoints)
plot(Width~Length, DartPoints, pch=as.numeric(Name), main="FOrt Hood Dart Points")
legend("topleft", levels(DartPoints$Name), pch=1:5)
# }
Documentation reproduced from package archdata, version 1.2, License: GPL

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