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Interior divisions of space
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Structure patterning
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Midden patterning
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Burial patterning
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Entryway patterning
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Pathway patterning
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Boundary patterning

Phosphate Pattern Database

This is a database of mapped features identified through phosphate analysis, and functions as a source of information on specific phosphate patterns, how they form and how they relate to archaeological features. Interpreting phosphate analysis results and creating use-of-space models based on the results can be difficult.  The patterns are, however, globally applicable and can allow for more detailed interpretations of archaeological sites worldwide if identified.  The accessibility of this information by archaeologists aids in site-specific and inter-site social system interpretations.  This database also serves to inform archaeologists about the applications of phosphate analysis, show how the technique can be used to clarify issues of function on archaeological sites and contribute to the advancement of the use of phosphate analysis in the field.

Thus far, this database is limited to my own work.  However, I hope to not only continue to add examples from my own work to this database, but from my colleagues' as well.  

     

Johanna Ullrich, Ph.D.