Quantification of Fire-Cracked Rock in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands and Edwards Plateau of Texas
This thesis analyzes data from (33) archaeological excavations in which fire-cracked rock (FCR) quantification attempts were made, including excavations at Langtry Rock Midden (41VV168). I propose using a standardized FCR recording methodology so that comparisons of archaeological datasets are more effective. To construct a dependable and consistent FCR measurement methodology, the Rock Sort routine is presented and discussed. Rock Sort is a standardized method that permits a rigorous approach derived from prior experiments and studies. It incorporates the three pillars of quantification: size-class sorting, counting, and weighing to calculate volume, density, and mass, as well as FCR morphology to ascertain how many earth ovens were constructed at the BRM.
FCR, fire-cracked rock, BRM, burned rock midden, Anthropology
Jamieson, Z. (2023). Quantification of fire-cracked rock in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands and Edwards Plateau of Texas (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.