Contribution Series

The series, Contributions of the Archaeological Research Facility University of California, Berkeley, was started in 1965. The facility publishes research by its associates in this series. Digital versions of most volumes (1965-2005) are available in PDF format at the Foster Anthropology Library's AnthroHub website. Bound copies of the following volumes (prior to vol 65, 2013) of the series are currently in stock and available to order (download form).

Our series is now Open Access with support from the UC Berkeley Library.




No. 66 Spirit Fire and Lightning Songs: Looking at Myth and Shamanism on a Klamath Basin Petroglyph Site. By Robert David, 2016.
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No. 65 Triangulating Archaeological Landscapes: The US Coast Survey in California, 1850–1895. By R. Scott Byram, 2013.
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No. 64

Kala Uyuni: An Early Political Center in the Southern Lake Titicaca Basin 2003 Excavations of the Taraco Archaeological Project. Edited by Matthew S. Bandy and Christine A. Hastorf, 2007.



No. 63

Explorations in the Pisco Valley: Max Uhle's Reports to Phoebe Apperson Hearst - August 1901 to January 1902. Edited and Annotated by Jean-Pierre Protzen and David Harris, 2005.



No. 62

Archaeological Investigations in the Mangareva Islands (Gambier Archipelago), French Polynesia.  Edited by Eric Conte and Patrick Vinton Kirch.



No. 61

Prehistoric Human Ecology of the Big Sur Coast, California. Terry L. Jones with contributions by Douglas J. Kennett and Steven A. Moffitt.
283 pp., 2003.



No. 60

Essays on California Archaeology:  A Memorial to Franklin Fenenga.  Twelve essays by leading California archaeologists.   Edited by William J. Wallace and Francis A. Riddell.
180 pp., 60+ plates & figures, 2002.



No. 59

Lapita and its Transformations in Near Oceania: Archaeological Investigations in the Mussau Islands, Papua New Guinea 1985-88, Volume 1 Introduction, Excavations, Chronology.  Edited by Patrick V. Kirch.
248 pp., 139 figs, 16 tables, 2001.




Egyptian Pottery: Proceedings of the 1990 Pottery Symposium at the University of California, Berkeley Number 8, University of California Publications in Egyptian Archaeology.  Edited by Carol A. Redmount and Cathleen A. Keller.
350+pp., 2002


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Early Settlement at Chiripa, Bolivia:  Research of the Taraco Archaeological Project.  Edited by Christine A. Hastorf.
146 pp., 33 figs, 21 tables, 1999.




Prehistoric Use of the Coso Volcanic Field. Amy J. Gilreath and William R. Hildebrandt.
201 pp., 26 figs., 87 tables, 12 maps, 1997.




The Native Alaskan Village: A Multiethnic Community at Colony Ross: Vol.2 of The Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Fort Ross, California.  Kent G. Lightfoot, Ann M. Schiff, and Thomas A. Wake, Editors.
430 pp., 201 illustrations, 272 pp. of appendices in microfiche, 18 chapters, 1997.




Excavation of the Emeryville Shellmound, 1906: Nels C. Nelson's Final Report.  Transcribed and prefaced by Jack M. Broughton.

Twenty-seven pages of illustrations follow Nelson's final report on the 1906 excavation. 
2 plates, 50+pp, 1996.




Fields of Victory: Vijayanagara and the Course of Intensification.  Kathleen D. Morrison.

Examines the strategies used to intensify agricultural production around Vijayanagara, the capital of a vast empire in southern India between the 14th and 17th centuries A.D. 
67 illustrations, 201+ pp., 1995.




Toward a New Taxonomic Framework for Central California Archaeology:  Essays by James A. Bennyhoff and David A. Fredrickson.  Assembled and edited by Richard E. Hughes.
115 pp., 3 plates, 12 figs., 1994.




The To'aga Site: Three Millennia of Polynesian Occupation in the Manu'a Islands, American Samoa.  P.V. Kirch and T.L. Hunt, Editors.

Interdisciplinary investigation of the role of humans in changing the landscape and biota of a tropical Polynesian ecosystem includes studies of pottery and basalt adzes revealing long-distance exchange between island societies. 
121 figs., 69 tables, 258 pp., 1993.




Explorations on the Makran Coast, Pakistan: A Search for Paradise. George F. Dales and Carl P. Lipo.

Drawing upon the diary of his 1960 expedition to the remote Makran coast, Dales recounts the search for evidence of commercial and cultural contacts between the ancient (2500 to 1900 B.C.) Indus civilization and the Near East. Excavations at two major sites and the artifacts recovered from them are described. 
Foldout map, 96 plates, 68 figures, 11 tables, 288 pp., 1992.




The Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Fort Ross, California, Vol.I., Introduction.  Kent G. Lightfoot, Thomas A. Wake, and Ann M. Schiff.

The long-term research objectives of the Fort Ross Archaeological Project and a synthesis of archaeological research to date, including results of a recent survey of Fort Ross State Historic Park. 
36 illustrations, 249 pp., 1991.




Current Directions in California Obsidian Studies.  Richard E. Hughes, Editor, with contributions by J.E. Ericson, R.E. Hughes, C.M. Stevenson and B.E. Scheetz, M.C. Hall and R.J. Jackson, R.L. Bettinger, T.M. Origer, and D.A. Fredrickson and M.E. Bagsall.

State-of-the-art research on sourcing and hydration rate studies in California. 
126 pp., 1990.




Prehistoric Hawaiian Occupation in the Anahulu Valley, O'ahu Island: Excavations in Three Inland Rockshelters.  Patrick V. Kirch, Editor, with contributions by T. L. Hunt, S. Collins, M.S. Allen, and G. M. Murakami.

Impact of Hawaiian occupation, ca A.D. 1300, on the local environment of the Anahulu Valley.  
130 pp., 30 plates, 1989.




Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of Shelter Island, New York: An Archaeological Study of the Mashomack Preserve.  Kent G. Lightfoot, Robert Kalin, and James Moore.

Case study of prehistoric subsistence & settlement patterns of Shelter Island.  Asks if coastal hunter-gatherers widely adopted horticulture & sedentary lifeways.
224 pp., 1987.




Obsidian Studies in the Great Basin.  Richard E. Hughes, Editor.

Photocopy Reprint. Second Preface 1994.  231 pp., 1984.




San Francisco Bay Archaeology:  Sites Ala-328, Ala-13 and Ala-12.  Polly McW. Bickel.
375 pp., 12 plates, 1981.




Methods in Artifact Analysis: A Study of Upper Paleolithic Burins.   Richard N. Dreiman.
79 pp., 1979.




Studies in Ancient Mesoamerica, IV.  John A. Graham, Editor, with contributions by M. Johnson, E.M. Shook, M.P. Hatch, J.K. Donaldson, P. Mathews, D.M. Pendergast, D.C. Pring, D.S. Rice, and P.M. Rice.

Collection of papers on the archaeology, architecture and epigraphy of the Maya and the Olmec.
277 pp., 1979.




An Archaeological Assay on Dry Creek, Sonoma County, California.  M.A. Baumhoff and Robert Orlins.
240 pp., 1979.




The Prehistory and Human Ecology of Garden and Coal Valleys: A Contribution to the Prehistory of Southeastern Nevada. Colin I. Busby. 
257 pp., 1979.




Abaj Takalik 1976:  Exploratory Investigations.  John A. Graham.

Final edition: UCB project update & site map, 1976.