The study of basketry in the context of archaeology. Archaeological sites where digs
have included remnants of basketry, current researchers and cultural history as it
relates to baskets and basketmakers in early history.
2,900 Year Old Pack Basket
Fragments of a burden basket were found in the snow fields of Observation
Point in Olympic National Park. It is typical of others found in coastal sites
in Washington and British Columbia.
Agua Caliente Cahuilla
Settled in the Palm Springs area and developed extensive and complex canyon
communities. Known to use the Washingtonia filifera or Desert Fan Palm; a native
palm tree in basketry.
Research in the Northern Great Basin
A history of research begun by Luther S. Cressman and his students conducted from
the early 1930s, in places like Butte Creek Cave, Pine Hollow Caves 1-2, Crooked River
Cave, including maps.
Coiled Basketry Baby
Carrier 1050-1300 B.C.
Anasazi coiled baby carrier.
Scrolls -- Basketry
Basketry and cordage perishable finds retrieved in the Dead Sea region of Israel at the
Klamath River Baskets
Ongoing research at The California Academy of Sciences investigates the native California
baskets in the Academy's collection.
Search the collection.
The oldest site of human habitation in North America, located in Avella,
Washington County, Pa., features a massive, 16,000-year-old rock overhang used
by our earliest ancestors for shelter. Fragments of basketry have been found at
The history and significance of the basketry collection at the State Museum of
Anthropology, Museum of Natural History, University of Oregon.
Pomo People: Brief
There are more than 70 different tribes in what is considered Pomo country in North
-central California. Because of similarities in their basketry and culture
anthropologists came to call them all Pomo.
Rediscovering Ancient Basketry from the Biderbost Site
The Biderbost site is partially made up of what is known as a wet site.
Archaeological wet sites exist when waterlogged perishable artifacts like wood
and basketry are preserved in an oxygen-free environment.
History and basketry plant use of the both Western and Eastern band of Cherokees.
Web log of researcher studying the reclamation of waterlogged basketry samples.