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dc.contributor.advisorNiemi, Tina M.eng
dc.contributor.authorMcCabe, Janice Michaeleng
dc.date.issued2012-01-10eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on January 10, 2012eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Tina Niemieng
dc.descriptionVitaeng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographic references (p. 58-66)eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.)--Dept. of Geosciences. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012eng
dc.description.abstractPiedra Pintada is located in San Pablo Canyon, one of a series of major canyons that bisect the mountainous interior of the southern Baja California Peninsula, Mexico. Among the resources used by the canyon's prehistoric inhabitants were lithic materials suitable for the production of flaked stone tools. To help better define the spatial scale of resource procurement by the canyon's prehistoric population elemental analysis of samples collected from the dikes and selected stone tools was done by ICPMS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry). ICPMS was used because it can provide elemental “fingerprints� that can be used to distinguish source materials and correlate specific stone tools with individual source material sites. Relative abundances of minor elements, including transition metals and rare earth elements, can differ sufficiently between source rocks that elemental ratios can be used to link a stone tool with its source material in many cases. Comparison of elemental spectra from four stone tools with local dike rocks suggests that two of the four tools examined were manufactured from stone obtained from San Pablo Canyon.eng
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Tectonic and geologic setting -- Archaeological site setting -- Methodology -- Geochemical analysis -- Discussion and conclusionseng
dc.format.extentxii, 67 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/12442eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
dc.subject.lcshInductively coupled plasma mass spectrometryeng
dc.subject.lcshBaja California Sur (Mexico) -- Antiquitieseng
dc.subject.lcshStone implements -- Analysiseng
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Geoscienceseng
dc.titleGeochemical and mineralogical analysis of pre-Columbian stone tools from La Piedra Pintada, Baja California Sur, Mexicoeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineGeosciences (UMKC)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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