This is an edited and refereed series focusing on presenting archaeological research carried out by Brigham Young University. These texts are intended for a professional audience and tend to be quite technical. These Occasional Papers can be purchased in-house at the Museum.
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An Archaeological Legacy: Essays in Honor of Ray T. Matheny
Occasional Paper #18
Edited by Deanne G. Matheny, Joel C. Janetski, and Glenna Nielsen
Excavations at Aspen Shelter: A Deer Hunting Camp on the Old Woman Plateau
Occassional Paper #17
Joel C. Janetski and James D. Wilde. 2012. v + 107 pages
Archaeology and the Native American History of Fish Lake, Central Utah
Occasional Paper #16 -- $30.00
Joel C. Janetski. 2010. 248 pages
BYU archaeologists and members of the Koosharem and Kanosh Bands of the Paiute Tribe of Utah joined forces to explore the pre-European history of the Fish Lake archaeological project.
At Rest in Zion: The Archaeology of Salt Lake City’s First Pioneer Cemetery
Occasional Paper #14 -- $25.00
Shane A. Baker. 2011.146 pages
Details the protective efforts of archaeologists to excavate and document Mormon burial grounds uncovered by construction beneath Salt Lake City.
Shifting Sands: The Archaeology of Sand Hollow
Occasional Paper #13 -- $45.00
Richard K. Talbot and Lane D. Richens. 2008. 400 pages.
Summarizes archaeological, geomorphological, botanical, and climatological studies that have expanded our understanding of Native American land use and subsistence in the Sand Hollow Basin of SW Utah.
Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology in Utah Valley
Occasional Paper #12 -- $50.00
Joel C. Janetski and Grant C. Smith. 2007. 432 pages.
This volume contains detailed descriptions of Utah Valley ecology and results of excavations at several hunter-gatherer valley and upland occupations and is focused mainly on the post-Fremont period.
Life on the Edge: Archaeology in Capitol Reef National Park
Occasional Paper #11
Joel C. Janetski, Lee Kreutzer, Richard K. Talbot, Lane D. Richens, and Shane A. Baker
Fremont Farming and Mobility on the Far Northern Colorado Plateau
Occasional Paper #10 -- $30.00
Richard K. Talbot and Lane D. Richens. 2004. vi + 170 pages.
Synthesizes archaeological research in the Steinaker Lake area of the Uinta Basin in which the sites examined date to the early Fremont period and represent the material remains of mobile farmers.
New Dimensions in Rock Art Studies
Occasional Paper #9 -- $30.00
Edited by Ray Matheny. 2004. x + 244 pages.
With articles by eight eminent scholars, this volume contributes significantly to scholarly literature on rock art of the Intermountain region.
Archaeology at the Boyhood Home of Joseph Smith, Jr. Palmyra, New York
Occasional Paper #8
Out of Print
Clear Creek Canyon Archaeological Project: Results and Synthesis
Occasional Paper #7 -- $30.00
Joel C. Janetski, Richard K. Talbot, Deborah E. Newman, Lane Richens, and James D. Wilde. 2000. ix + 295 pages.
This volume contains a synthesis of the Clear Creek Archaeological Project, integrating data, adding to our knowledge of the Fremont, and reconstructing portions of Fremont life in Clear Creek Canyon.
Rock Art of Clear Creek Canyon in Central Utah
Occasional Paper #6 -- $30.00
Shane A. Baker and Scott E. Billat. 1999. viiix + 180 pages.
The authors of this report describe, illustrate, and analyze the abundant rock art of Clear Creek Canyon.
Excavations at Five Finger Ridge, Clear Creek Canyon, Central Utah
Occasional Paper #5 -- $50.00
Richard K. Talbot, Lane D. Richens, James D. Wilde, Joel C. Janetski, and Deborah Newman. 2000. 720 pages.
This volume reports on the archaeological excavation of the largest Fremont site excavated to date as well as the analysis of the massive quantity of material culture recovered.
Excavations at Icicle Bench, Radford Roost, and Lott’s Farm, Clear Creek Canyon, Central Utah
Occasional Paper #4 -- $25.00
Richard K. Talbot, Lane D. Richens, James D. Wilde, Joel C. Janetski, and Deborah E. Newman. 1999.ix + 161 pages.
This volume reports on excavations of three Fremont structural sites in the canyon. Two of these were excavated during the BYU Clear Creek project while one (Lott’s Farm) was excavated by the Antiquities Section at the Division of State History.
Archaeological Surveys and Limited Excavations, Clear Creek Canyon, Central Utah
Occasional Paper #3 -- $30.00
Richard K. Talbot, Lane D. Richens, James D. Wilde, Joel C. Janetski, and Deborah E. Newman. 1998. x + 270 pages.
This volume presents findings of several archaeological surveys as well as excavations of sheltered sites and granaries in Clear Creek Canyon.
Steinaker Gap: An Early Fremont Farmstead
Occasional Paper #2 -- $35.00
Richard K. Talbot and Lane D. Richens. 1996
A significant cultural level was found at Steinaker Gap site, directly in front and at the base of the Steinaker Reservoir Dam. Associated with this level were numerous cultural features, including large and small pits, larger use depressions, and two ditches.
Wetland Adaptations in the Great Basin: Papers from the Twenty-first Great Basin Anthropological Conference
Occasional Paper #1 -- $20.00
Edited by Joel C. Janetski and David B. Madsen. 1990. vi + 285 pages.
Collected papers from the 21st Great Basin Anthropological Conference, with focus on fishing gear, faunal remains, and shifts in strategies in specific marsh and riverine settings.