Archaeological Site Survey Bibliography

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Compiled By Michael A. Pfeiffer
This Version: September 1998

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Aldenderfer, Mark S., and Carolyn A. Hale-Pierce (1984)
The Small-Scale Archaeological Survey Revisited. American Archeology 4(1):4-5.

Aldenderfer, Mark S., and Frank J. Schieppati (1984)
To Be or Not To Be: The Small-Scale Archaeological Survey and Archaeological Research. American Archeology 4(1):49-53.

Alexander, D.A. (1983)
The Limitations of Traditional Surveying Techniques in a Forested Environment. Journal Of Field Archaeology 10:177-186.

Ammerman, Albert J. (1981) Surveys and Archaeological Research. Annual Review of Anthropology 10:63-88.

Bettinger, Robert (1977)
An Exploratory Sampling Design For Cultural Resources in New York State. New York Archeological Council, Buffalo.

Butler, William (1984)
Cultural Resource Management: The No-Collection Strategy in Archaeology. American Antiquity 44(4):795-799.

Cherry, J.F. (1983)
Frogs Round The Pond: Perspectives on Current Archaeological Survey Projects in the Mediterranean Region. In: Archaeological Survey in the Mediterranean Area. British Archaeological Reports International Series 155:375-416. Oxford.

Connolly, T.J. and P.W. Baxter (1983)
The Problem With Probability: Alternative Methods for Forest Survey. Tebiwa 20:22-34.

Dancey, William S. (1974)
The Archaeological Survey: A Reorientation. In: Man In The Northeast 8:98-112.

Dincause, Dena F., H. Martin Wobst, Robert J. Hasenstab and David M. Lacy (1984)
A Retrospective Assessment of Archaeological Survey Contracts In Massachusetts, 1970-1979. Massachusetts Historical Commission, Survey and Planning Grant 1980. 3 volumes.

Dunnell, Robert C., and William S. Dancey (1983)
The Siteless Survey: A Regional Scale Data Collection Strategy. In: Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory 6:267-287. M.B. Schiffer, ed.

Ebert, James I., Signa Larralde, and LuAnn Wandsnider (1987)
Distributional Archaeology: Survey, Mapping, and Analysis of Surface Archaeological Materials in the Green River Basin, Wyoming. In: Perspectives on Archaeological Resources Management in the Great Plains: 159-178. A.J. Osborn and R.C. Haskell, eds. I and O Publishing, Omaha.

Flannery, K.V. (1976)
The Trouble with Regional Sampling. In: The Early Mesoamerican Village, edited by K.V. Flannery, pp. 159-160. Academic Press, New York.

Hale-Pierce, Carolyn A. (1984)
The Resource Protection Process (RP3): Integrating the Small-Scale Survey Into A Research And Management Framework. American Archeology 4(1):5-11.

Hansen, Eric (1984)
The Whole is Greater Than The Sum of Its Parts: Small-Scale Surveys and Regional Level Research. American Archeology 4(1):35-43.

Hasenstab, Robert J., and David M. Lacy (1984)
The Reporting of Small-Scale Survey Results For Research Purposes: Suggestions for Improvement. American Archeology 4(1):43-49.

Hope-Simpson, Richard (1983)
The Limitations of Surface Surveys. In: Archaeological Survey in the Mediterranean Area., D.R. Keller and D.W. Ruppe, eds. British Archaeological Reports International Series 155:45-48.

(1984) The Analysis of Data From Surface Surveys. Journal of Field Archaeology 11:115-117.

Ives, J. (1982)
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Site Discovery Techniques in Boreal Forest Environments. In Directions in Archaeology: A Question of Goals, edited by P. Francis and E. Poplin, pp. 95-114. University of Calgary, Alberta.

Judge, W. James (1981)
Transect Sampling in Chaco Canyon - Evaluation of a Survey Technique. In: Archaeological Surveys of Chaco Canyon : 107-137. A.C. Hayes, D.M. Brugge, and W.J. Judge, eds. U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington D.C.

King, Thomas F. (1978)
The Archaeological Survey: Its Methods and Uses. Interagency Archaeological Services, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

Kintigh, K.W. (1988)
The Effectiveness of Subsurface Testing: A Simulation Approach. American Antiquity 53:686-707.

Krakker, J.J., M.J. Shott, and P.D. Welch (1983)
Design and Evaluation of Shovel-Test Sampling in Regional Archaeological Survey. Journal of Field Archaeology10:469-480.

Lightfoot, Kent G. (1986)
Regional Surveys in the Eastern United States: The Strengths and Weakness of Implementing Subsurface Testing Programs. American Antiquity 51:484-504.

(1989) A Defense of Shovel Test Sampling: A Reply to Shott. American Antiquity 54(2):413-416.

Lovis, William A., Jr. (1976)
Quarter Sections and Forests: An Example of Probability Sampling in the Northeastern Woodlands. American Antiquity 41(3):364-372.

Lynch, M. (1980)
Site Artifact Density and the Effectiveness of Shovel Probes. Current Anthropology 21:516-517.

Matson, R.G., and W.D. Lipe (1975)
Regional Sampling: A Case Study of Cedar Mesa, Utah. In: Sampling in Archeology, J.W. Mueller, ed., University of Arizona Press.

McManamon, F.P. (1984)
Discovering Sites Unseen. In Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory 8:223-292, edited by M.B. Schiffer, Academic Press, New York.

Miller, C. L., II (1989)
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Archaeological Surveys. Ontario Archaeology 49:3-12.

Miller, Peter S. (1984)
The Big Business of Small-Scale Surveys. American Archeology 4(1):11-14.

Mueller, J.W., ed. (1975)
Sampling in Archeology. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Nance, Jack D. (1979)
Regional Subsampling and Statistical Inference in Forested Habitats. American Antiquity 44:172-176.

(1983) Regional Sampling in Archaeological Survey: The Statistical Perspective. In Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory 6:289-356, edited by M.B. Schiffer, Academic Press, New York.

Nance, Jack D., and Bruce F. Ball (1986)
No Surprises? The Reliability and Validity of Test Pit Sampling. American Antiquity 51:457-483.

(1989) A Shot in the Dark: Shott's Comments on Nance and Ball. American Antiquity 54(2):405-412.

Nicholson, B.A. (1983)
A Comparative Evaluation of Four Sampling Techniques and of the Reliability of Microdebitage as a Cultural Indicator in Regional Surveys. Plains Anthropologist 28:273-281.

Padgett, Thomas J. (1984)
Relevance and Responsiveness in Small-Scale Surveys For Transportation and Public Works Projects. American Archeology 4(1):14-16.

Plog, S., F. Plog, and W. Wait (1978)
Decision Making in Modern Surveys. Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory 1:384-421.

Plog, Stephen (1976)
Relative Efficiencies of Sampling Techniques for Archaeological Surveys. In: The Early Mesoamerican Village:136-158. Academic Press, New York.

Reid, C. S. "Paddy" (1988)
Some Ideas Concerning the Formulation of Research Designs and Excavation Methodologies on Boreal Forest Habitation Sites. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 13(2):187-221.

Ruppe, R.J. (1966)
The Archeological Survey: A Defense. American Antiquity 31:313-333. Schiffer, Michael B., Alan P. Sullivan, and Timothy C. Klinger (1978)
The Design of Archaeological Surveys. World Archaeology 10:1-28.

Shott, Michael J. (1985)
Shovel-Test Sampling as a Site Discovery Technique: A Case Study From Michigan. Journal of Field Archaeology 12:458-469.

(1989) Shovel Test Sampling in Archaeological Survey: Comments on Nance and Ball, and Lightfoot. American Antiquity 54(2):396-404.

Smith, L.D. (1977)
Archeological Sampling Procedures For Large Land Areas: A Statistically Based Approach. USDA Forest Service, Albuquerque.

Stone, G.D. (1981)
On Artifact Density and Shovel Probes. Current Anthropology 22:182-183.

Talmage, Valerie, and Olga Chesler (1977)
The Importance of Small, Surface, and Disturbed Sites as Sources, of Significant Archaeological Data. Interagency Archeological Service, National Park Service, Washington D.C.

Tate, Marcia J., and Bruce E. Rippeteau (1984)
Cultural History From Energy Development. American Archeology 4(1):27-29.

Timmons, Rebecca (1988)
Predictive Survey Strategy Based on a Land Use Model For The Kootenai Valley. Paper presented at the Montana Archaeological Society Meetings.

Wandsnider, LuAnn, and Eileen L. Camilli (1992)
The Character of Surface Archaeological Deposits and Its Influence on Survey Accuracy. Journal of Field Archaeology 19:169-188.

Wobst, H.M. (1983)
We Can't See the Forest for the Trees: Sampling and the Shapes of Archaeological Distributions. In: Archaeological Hammers and Theories, edited by J. Moore and A. Keene, pp. 32-80. Academic Press, New York.

Zubrow, Ezra B.A. (1984)
Small-Scale Surveys: A Problem For Quality Control. American Archeology 4(1):16-27.

(1984) Cultural Causality: A Multivariate Analysis of Prehistoric Western New York From Small-Scale Surveys. American Archeology 4(1):29-35.

For Correction, Comments, or additions, please contact:

Smoke (Michael A.) Pfeiffer
USDA Forest Service
Ozark-St. Francis National Forests
605 West Main Street
Russellville, Arkansas 72801-3614
(501) 968-2354 Ext.233

E-mail: mpfeiffe/

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