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Site Designation in the Americas
John Howland Rowe
Vol. 36, No. 4 (Oct., 1971), pp. 477-480
Published by: Society for American Archaeology
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/278473
Page Count: 4
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Some systems of site designation are designed primarily for filing site records; it is possible to design systems which can be used to mark specimens also. In 1953, the author devised a system of the second type for the whole New World; it was published in Peru by Duccio Bonavia in 1966. A comparison with the River Basin Surveys system illustrates some of the problems involved in uniform site designation.
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