Tools: Site Forms, Legal Statutes, SHPO Guidelines
Bone identification modules created
for the Making Learning
Real Project at the University of WyomingLaramie. The following
modules require a Quicktime
browser plug-in for viewing.
Archaeological Research Tools
- National NAGPRA:
Useful Information, Publications, Rulings and Training Manuals
- National Register of Historic Places: National
Register Information System, an on-line database that
lists properties and some multiple property submissions--a useful
preliminary tool for Phase 1 research in Kansas, but don't forget
to also check the maps and documentation on file at the KSHS.
Archaeology [Section information
compiled by Marsha King, April 2005]
BIBLIOGRAPHIES & LINKS
ARTIFACTS OF KANSAS
Materials Found at Archaeological Sites in Kansas
- Alibates Agatized Dolomite, Texas Panhandle
- Basalt, Quaternary Gravel Deposits
of the High Plains
- Dakota Formation Orthoquartzite, High
- Day Creek Chert, South-Central and
Southwestern Kansas, Oklahoma Panhandle
- Dendritic Jasper, SE Wyoming
- Edwards and Tecovas Cherts, Texas
- Knife River Flint, North Dakota
- Mississippian / Ordovician Cherts, SE
Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma
- Obsidian, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, New
- Ogallala Chalcedony, Chert, Silcrete,
Orthoquartzite, High Plains
- Pennsylvanian Cherts, NE Kansas,
NW Missouri, SE Nebraska, and SW Iowa
- Permian Cherts, Flint Hills of Oklahoma,
Kansas, and Nebraska
- Silicified Sediments, High Plains
- Silicified Woods, Colorado
- Smoky Hill Silicified Chalk, Cretaceous
Chalk deposits in Kansas and Nebraska
- Trout Creek Jasper, East-Central
- White River Group (Flattop Butte) Chalcedony, Eastern
Lithic Sourcing References
Raw Material Assemblage for Iowa by Mark L. Anderson
and Daniel G. Horgan
- An Archaeological Guide to Cherts of East-Central
by Lenville J. Stelle and Thomas P. Duggan of Parkland College, Champaign,
- The Eastern
New Mexico University Online Lithic Type website is intended
to provide students and professional archaeologists with images
of various raw materials used in the manufacture of stone tools.
It includes images of stone used in the manufacture of flaked
and ground stone tools. A majority of the raw materials pictured
here are from regional source areas in New Mexico, Texas, Arizona,
Oklahoma, and Kansas; however limited examples of various raw
materials from around the world are also included. NOTE: This
site has been off-line for some time, but Dr. Shelley says it
will be operational soon.
- Lithic Raw Materials Resources in Minnesota, a paper
presented by Ken Bakken at the 1995 SAA Meeting in Minneapolis, discusses
pirmary context and glacial drift lithic resources in Minnesota.
Northwest Research Obsidian Studies Laboratory website
contains links to various types of information regarding obsidian
sources and source analyses.
- Looking for some comparative fossil
images for chert or artifact identifications? The Paleontology
Database Network is probably the best place to start.
- Obsidian source information, journals,
lab reports and other references are indexed on the International
Association for Obsidian Studies (IAOS) website. A WWW laboratory
directory provides quick access to contact information and fees.
Research Laboratory, Richard Hughes
Sources / Map Tools
- AERIAL PHOTOS: High resolution aerial photos and USGS quad
maps are available from Terraserver.com
- CREATE TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS: TopoZone.com uses NAD27 UTM and Lat/Long coordinates to generate
custom digital topographic maps that you can link to, print, or email.
You can also search for locations by place name.
- HISTORIC MAPS: Looking for a historic map of Kansas? Search A
Collection of Digitized Kansas Maps, an on-line map archive
of map images sponsored by the Wichita State University-Department
of Special Collections.
- HISTORIC and OTHER MAPS:The
Thomas R. Smith Map Collection at the University
of Kansas houses a large collection of
Kansas, USA, and other maps, including aerial photographs and
historical, topographic, and serial set maps, some of which have
The Kansas Applied Remote Sensing
(KARS) Program also archives historic
aerial photographs, color slides, and other (vegetation, satellite) maps
- HISTORIC KANSAS MAPS: County
plat books and Sanborn
Fire Insurance Maps (of urban areas) may be obtained from the
Kansas State Historical Society on microfilm through interlibrary
- KANSAS GEOLOGY MAPS: Kansas
Geological Survey: State and County Geology Maps
- KANSAS MAPS: State
of Kansas Geographic Information Systems Initiative's Data Access
& Support Center (GISDASC): The Source for Kansas Topographic Maps, DEMs, DOQs, Census
Data, Hydrology Maps, etc.
- TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS: GIS Data
Depot: Working outside of Kansas? Check here.
- WORLD MAPS:WorldAtlas.com is
another great source for Kansas maps, as well as maps in general
- A new program called "CalPal-Online"
allows the age calibration of numeric Radiocarbon ages in the range
0 to 50 ka 14C-BP via Web-Browser. It is thought as a quick reference
for your daily work. For publications etc. please use the download
version of CalPal, available from the CalPal website (http://www.calpal.de).
- Calib is
another radiocarbon calibration program available for use on-line,
or as a free download.
- Radiocarbon is
the main international journal of record for research articles and
date lists relevant to 14C and other radioisotopes and techniques
used in archaeological, geophysical, oceanographic, and related dating.
It is published 3 times a year.