Ceramic studies in the Mojave Desert of California have long been plagued with vague and imprecise chronological data and have relied heavily on relative dating methods in discussing the antiquity of ceramics from this region. Luminescence dating offers an excellent means of generating a ceramic chronology directly from the ceramic samples found in the archaeological record. Soda Lake has a long and well established history of human occupation and is an excellent location to study the earliest forms of pottery in the Mojave Desert. This study successfully uses Optically Stimulated Luminescence dating techniques to date the manufacture event of each ceramic sherd and generate an approximate age for the occupation of sites along the Soda Lake playa.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
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