Technical Briefs Series


Mission Statement


Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology

Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology is an electronic peer-reviewed publication series devoted to the fast dissemination of shorter specialized technical papers in historical archaeology, maritime archaeology, material culture technology and materials conservation. Submissions are high quality contributions of no more than 3000 words of immediate and long term relevance to the SHA membership and the profession in general. All aspects of the publication process, from submission through paper review to final publication are done online. Submission requirements, format, and copy-editing conform to the SHA Style Guide. After final acceptance by the Technical Briefs Editor, papers are published on the SHA server in HTML and PDF formats with a series link to the SHA homepage. As they are published, papers will be paginated sequentially within a numbered volume based on a calendar year. A Table of Contents will be published annually in the SHA Newsletter.

ISSN 1940-6894

Contact Chris Espenshade, Technical Briefs Editor, at cespenshade@ccrginc.com if you are interested in contributing an article to this series.

Series Content

Guidelines

Editorial Committee


Table of Contents



Volume 7 (2013)

Using Ground-Penetrating Radar to Map the Historic Pottersville Kiln, Edgefield, South Carolina

Sarah Lowry
Techanical Briefs In Historical Archaeology 7: 31-39
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A Critique of the Fundamentals of the "Commercial Salvage" Model of the Excavation of Historic Shipwrecks: An Examination of the Profitability of Six Commercial Salvage Ventures

John M. Kleeberg
Technical Briefs In Historical Archaeology 7:19-30
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Virtual Artifact Curation of the Historical Past and the Next Engine Desktop 3D Scanner

Bernard K. Means, Ashley McCuistion and Courtney Bowls
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 7: 1-12
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Three-Dimensional Models of Archaeological Objects: From Laser Scanners to Interactive PDF Documents

Angel M. Felicisimo, Maria-Eugenia Polo and Juan A. Peris
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 7: 13-18
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Volume 6 (2011)


Use of Remote Surveillance Motion-Activated Cameras for Monitoring Rural Archaeological Sites

Chris Merritt and Don Merritt
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 6: 1–12
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Metallographic Analysis of a Spearhead Found Near Fortlet Miñana, Argentina

Maria Lucchetta, Horacio De Rosa, and Carlos Landa
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 6: 13–19
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Evidence of Use and Reuse of a Dog Collar from the Sloop of War HMS Swift (1770), Puerto Deseado (Argentina)

Nicolás C. Ciarlo, Horacio De Rosa, Dolores Elkin, and Phil Dunning
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 6: 20–27
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Vase Rollout Photography Using Digital Reflex Cameras

Ángel M. Felicísimo
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 6: 28–32
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Volume 5 (2010)


Guide to Ceramic MNV Calculation Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis

Barbara L. Voss and Rebecca Allen
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 5: 1–9
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The Use of Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence in an Underwater Archaeology Case Study

Cristina Vázquez, Susana Boeykens, and Dolores Elkin
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 5: 10–15
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Expanded Spectrum Photography and Archaeological Conservation

C. Wayne Smith
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 5: 16–19
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Delineation and Resolution of Cemetery Graves Using a Conductivity Meter and Ground-Penetrating Radar

Charles A. Dionne, Dennis K. Wardlaw, and John J. Schultz
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 5: 20–30
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Telling Time for the Electrified: An Introduction to Porcelain Insulators and the Electrification of the American Home

Adrian T. Myers
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 5: 31–42
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Forensic Hair and Fiber Examinations in Archaeology: Analysis of Materials from Gravesites at the Home of Samuel Washington

Walter F. Rowe
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 5: 43–51
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Volume 4 (2009)


An Effective Diver-Operated Coring Device for Underwater Archaeology

Rachel L. Horlings
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 4: 1–6
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Identification and Dating of Japanese Glass Beverage Bottles

Douglas E. Ross
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 4: 7–17
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Characterization of Archaeological Cotton (G. herbaceum) Fibers from Yingpan

Qiuling Cao, Sukang Zhu, Ning Pan, Yuping Zhu, and Hengxian Tu
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 4: 18–28
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A Comparison and Review of Window Glass Analysis Approaches in Historical Archaeology

Jonathan Weiland
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 4: 29–40
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Surefire Techniques for Archaeological Photography in Dark Places

C. Wayne Smith
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 4: 41–43
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Volume 3 (2008)


A New Approach to Investigating Shipwreck Sites in Littoral Environments: Multi-Technique Geophysical Investigations of Port Elliot, South Australia

Ian Moffat and Jason Raupp
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 3: 1–7
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Geoarchaeology and the Hydrometer at the Bequette-Ribault Site, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri

Dana Lee Pertermann
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 3: 8–14
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Metallurgical Analysis of Shell and Case Shot Artillery from the Civil War Battles of Pea Ridge and Wilson's Creek

Alicia L. Caporaso, Carl G. Carlson-Drexler, and Joel Masters
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 3: 15–24
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Geophysical Mapping of Historic Cemeteries

Geoffrey Jones
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 3: 25–38
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Historical Archaeology of the Hannibalic Invasion of Italia: Technical Applications

William C. Mahaney, Michael W. Milner, Barbara Kapran, Pierre Tricart, Stephane Schwartz, Rene W. Barendregt, David H. Krinsley, Ronald I. Dorn, Barbara Trapido-Lurie, Sal Boccia, Rana N.S. Sodhi, Volli Kalm, and Roelf Beukens
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 3: 39–47
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Volume 2 (2007)


Publishing Primary Data on the World Wide Web: Opencontext.org and an Open Future for the Past

Eric C. Kansa
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 2: 1–11
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A Sample Geodatabase Structure for Managing Archaeological Data and Resources with ArcGIS

Edward W. Tennant
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 2: 12–24
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A Comparison of Invasive and Non-Invasive Site Location Methods at Oakland Plantation, Natchitoches, Louisiana

Liza Gijanto
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 2: 25–31
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Characterization of a Coin from the Shipwreck of HMS Swift (1770)

Horacio De Rosa, Dolores Elkin, Nicolás C. Ciarlo, and Fabiana Saporiti
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 2: 32–36
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Volume 1 (2006)


The Electronic Darkroom: Turning Bad Photographs Into Useful Line Art

C. Wayne Smith
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 1: 1-5
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The Electronic Darkroom: Artifact Presentation

C. Wayne Smith
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 1: 6-10
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Technical Tips for Obtaining Reliable DNA Identification of Historic Human Remains

Dongya Y. Yang and Camilla F. Speller
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 1: 11-15
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Overview of BLM's Historic Glass Bottle Identification and Information Website

Bill Lindsey
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 1: 16-20
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The Reburial of Waterlogged Archaeological Wood in Wet Environments

Jessica Curci
Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 1: 21-25
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