Artifact Catalog

Below is an open-access archaeological catalog of data from the 2010 and 2013 Kooskia Internment Camp. In the future, we hope to bring additional WWII internment camp archaeological data into this database for comparative work. Comparing the archaeological findings of different WWII internment camps may shed light on how the material and living conditions of prisoners differed from prison to prison.


Catalog Background & Information


This catalog is designed after Sonoma State University's SHARD cataloging system. Portions of the catalog have been adapted or lifted from other cataloging systems, including the Tennessee Hollow Watershed Archaeology Project and the Market Street Chinatown Project, both of which were directed by Stanford University's Dr. Barbara Voss. Uniform cataloging systems allow for comparative work across archaeological sites and projects.


For those unfamiliar with archaeological cataloging, the cataloged data is grouped by number. Each catalog number (for instance, 10-1-200) represents a unique group of artifacts usually organized by what archaeologists call "provenience." Provenience refers to the unique archaeological context in which the artifact or group of artifacts were found. For example, many cataloged artifacts were excavated from excavation units (also known as "EU" in our database), which was typically a 1 meter by 1 meter trench that was slowly excavated by trowels. these excavation units are usually given a name or number that refers to their geographical location on a grid established by archaeologists to map where they have excavated.


Archaeologists excavate or reveal each soil layer, or stratum, in excavation units. Artifacts found in these strata (plural for stratum, or layer) are grouped together, and that is considered part of their provenience information. Additional provenience provided can include the date at which the artifacts were excavated and the people who excavated the artifacts.


This project uses the following abbreviations to simplify data entry:


CNF              Clearwater National Forest

KIC               Kooskia Internment Camp

EU                Excavation Unit

ST/STP        Shovel Test/Shovel Test Probe


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Displaying 141 - 160 of 6971 records
CATALOG # Sort descending Group Type Category Description Image
10-1-140 Structural Fastener Hardware Nail
10-1-141 Indefinite Indefinite Indefinite Indefinite
10-1-142 Indefinite Indefinite Indefinite Indefinite
10-1-143 Faunal Animal Bone Bone
10-1-144 Industrial Fastener Hardware Bolt Square head bolt.
10-1-145 Structural Fastener Hardware Screw Flat head screw.
10-1-146 Structural Fastener Hardware Nail
10-1-147 Structural Fastener Hardware Nail
10-1-148 Indefinite Indefinite Indefinite Indefinite
10-1-149 Indefinite Closure Misc. Closures Lid Oval shaped metal lid.
10-1-150 Structural Fastener Hardware Finishing Nail
10-1-151 Indefinite Indefinite Misc. Metal Items Wire
10-1-152 Structural Fastener Hardware Nail
10-1-153 Indefinite Indefinite Indefinite Indefinite
10-1-154 Structural Indefinite Materials Cinder Block
10-1-155 Structural Fastener Hardware Nail
10-1-156 Structural Fastener Hardware Nail
10-1-157 Indefinite Indefinite Indefinite Wire
10-1-158 Structural Fastener Hardware Nail
10-1-159 Structural Fastener Hardware Nail