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1979    Petrography of sand tempers in Pacific Island potsherds: Summary. Geological Society of America Bulletin Pt. 1, 90:993-995.


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1987    Defining the Provenance of Red Slipped Pottery from Texas and Oklahoma by Petrographic Methods. Journal of Archaeological Science 14:437-456. 


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1992    The Digital Geologic Map of Colorado in ARC/INFO Format: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-0507. Electronic document,, accessed December 2013.


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2011    A Petrographic Analysis of Glenwood Locality Ceramics, Mills County, Iowa. Central Plains Archaeology 13


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1987    Provenance of Sand Temper in Hohokam Ceramics, Arizona. Geoarchaeology 2: 91-119.


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