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Artifact Grading Standardization - David Heaths grading standardization publication, an interesting read.

Friction Fire Demonstration - A photo guide on how to produce fire with friction (bow & drill method).

Flint Reduction Primer - A guide on flint reduction & terminology, with graphical representations. 

Robert Bell's book on Oklahoma Artifacts  Oklahoma Indian Artifacts.  Click on the cover to view Robert Bell's book online!

Columbia River Identification -  A wonderful typology guide for the Columbia River, written by David Heath.  Be sure to check it out. - PDF

  GLOSSARY - In depth glossary of Archaeological, Anthropological and Artifact Collecting Terms.

Articles & Miscellaneous Files


   Volume 1   Volume 2 


    IN-SITU: an online publication  -  This is a wonderful online publication that showcases "In-Situ" artifact finds.    Assembled by David Heath, a must see!  Click on the image to download the .pdf file. Click HERE to visit the In-Situ Page.


Microscope Camera Adapter - This is a diagram of an adapter I made that allows you to use an Intel webcam with your microscope, allowing you to view microscopic images on your computer monitor. (Warning:  l meg large)


Wood bison in late Holocene Alaska and adjacent Canada: Paleontological, Archaeological and Historical records.  (PDF - 3 files)

 1. bisonpaper.pdf

 2. bisonpaper2.pdf

 3. bisonpaper3.pdf

Laws Pertinent To Artifact Collecting


  NAGPRA 43 CFR 10 - The final ruling (October 1, 2003) of NAGPRA revisions & updates.

  NAGPRA - Native American Grave Protection & Repatriation Act. 

  ARPA -  Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979.

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