Timothy J. Scarlett

Timothy J. Scarlett
Michigan Technological University | MTU · Department of Social Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
If you are looking for copies of my research publications, please contact me privately at scarlett@mtu.edu. I often can not respond to requests to provide digital copies to people on Researchgate.net.
Additional affiliations
August 2001 - present
Michigan Technological University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
August 1994 - August 2002
University of Nevada, Reno
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (33)
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With increased international interest in returning to the lunar surface and harvesting the water ice in the permanently shaded regions it is clear many uncertainties about the geotechnical properties, type and quantity of volatiles remain. Current state of the art in-situ measurements cannot uniquely determine what volatiles are present while deter...
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A Cultural History of Objects in the Age of Industry covers the period 1760 to 1900, a time of dramatic change in the material world as objects shifted from the handmade to the machine made. The revolution in making, and in consuming the things which were made, impacted on lives at every scale from body to home to workplace to city to nation. Beyon...
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This report is a Historic Resource Study (HRS) for Pullman National Monument. It is the third and final report in a series of studies for Pullman NM, including a White Paper1 and an Archaeological Overview and Assessment. 2 Michigan Technological University and the National Park Service initiated this work in November 2016 as part of the project en...
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This Historic Resource Study is a Baseline Research Report for Pullman National Monument. This HRS summarizes the historical writings about Pullman, provides context for the significant themes identified in its founding document, collates collections of primary documents and historical resources that are important sources of information on those th...
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The Straits of Mackinac hydraulically link Lakes Michigan and Huron (Figure 1), and are wide and deep enough (average depth 20 m) to permit the same average water level in both water bodies, technically making them two lobes of a single large lake. The combined Michigan–Huron system forms the largest lake in the world by surface area and the fourth...
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The Archaeological Overview and Assessment (Archaeological O&A, or simply O&A) is a Baseline Research Report within the National Park Service's Culture Resource Management system. This report presents basic research results intended to help support planning regarding and management of park cultural resources, as well as supporting interpretive prog...
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This is a duplicate entry in Research Gate. The other entry has the pdf of this report: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337692657_Archaeological_Overview_and_Assessment_Pullman_National_Monument_Town_of_Pullman_Chicago_Illinois_Technical_Report_No_142 The Archaeological Overview and Assessment (Archaeological O&A, or simply O&A) is a Basel...
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Report to the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior (Grant #P11AP60840). Between 2013 and 2015, Michigan Technological University assembled a small interdisciplinary team of undergraduate and graduate students to undertake a proof-of- concept study applying Supercri...
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An interdisciplinary team of students from Michigan Technological University completed a series of tests using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (SC-C02) to extract water and volatile compounds from samples of corroded archaeological iron artifacts. Test samples were then cracked and examined using backscatter SEM. Qualitative visual inspection showed t...
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Since its introduction in 2009, application of the rehydroxylation (RHX) technique for dating fired-clay ceramics has been controversial, with very few satisfactory dating results collected in the interim. The stability and efficiency of this technique has been called into question by several investigators in the last few years, who have struggled...
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Utah Pottery Project researchers have undertaken to locate and characterize all of the pottery shops opened by immigrants between 1848 and 1930 in the United States of America’s Utah Territory and larger "Mormon Domain." This study integrates INAA-produced isotopic data extracted from production waste at manufacturing sites within sophisticated con...
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Several samples of the XIX-century Davenport pottery and XX-century structural masonry were reheated at 500°C and then exposed to a humid gas of controlled relative humidity. Changes in the sample masses were recorded in response to both systematic and transient step changes in humidity. In addition, a reheated masonry sample underwent a sequence o...
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Rehydroxylation ceramic dating, a new technique that has shown promise as an archaeometric breakthrough, was applied to XIX-century samples of Davenport ceramics from Parowan, Utah in the United States. The samples were dried at 500°C to remove both physically and chemically bonded water and then exposed to a 20% relative humidity air to record the...
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Field schools in industrial archaeology (IA) are unusual within academic archaeology, a fact that reflects the unusual relationship between IA and other types of archaeology in the landscape of academic bureaucracies. In this essay, we offer some personal observations on how the field school experience contributes to building new knowledge in this...
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Field schools in industrial archaeology (IA) are unusual within academic archaeology, a fact that reflects the unusual relationship between IA and other types of archaeology in the landscape of academic bureaucracies. In this essay, we offer some personal observations on how the field school experience contributes to building new knowledge in this...
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Rehydroxylation (RHX) dating has recently been proposed as a new chronometric dating tool for use on archeological fired-clay ceramics. The technique relies upon the well-known characteristic of reheated porous ceramic vessels to regain water through a two-stage process (rehydration and RHX), where the kinetics of second stage has been shown to fol...
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No archaeologist in western North America is shocked to discover a fragment of White Improved Earthenware. Locally manufactured ceramics, however, are rare and poorly understood. Archaeometric and historical analyses reveal the true complexity of ceramic exchanges in Utah, where pottery and ceramics served key roles in the performance of social and...
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No archaeologist in western North America is shocked to discover a fragment of White Improved Earthenware. Locally manufactured ceramics, however, are rare and poorly understood. Archaeometric and historical analyses reveal the true complexity of ceramic exchanges in Utah, where pottery and ceramics served key roles in the performance of social and...
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In 1865, Robert P. Parrott ordered a stately office building be built as a symbol West Point Foundry’s national prestige and success. Once constructed, the building’s distinctive cupola was easily visible from various places in the landscape, including locations throughout the factory, the worker and management housing on Mount Rascal, and from shi...
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Pottery production was important to Latter-day Saint communities and distinguished these towns from their non-Mormon neighbors. The potters and workers left scant records that reveal how their wares fi t into Utah’s theocratically organized economy. Potters and potteries of 19th-century Utah and the Mormon Domain were part of an archaeological surv...
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In recent years, laser-ablation (LA) systems coupled to state-of-the-art inductively-coupled-plasma mass-spectrometers (ICP-MS) have gained increased popularity in archaeology for providing chemical analyses of a variety of inorganic and organic matrices. Such analyses have enabled archaeologists to address questions concerning provenance, trade, a...
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Historical archaeology within the Mormon Domain should focus upon the globalizing flowscapes defined by Arjun Appaduri: ethnoscapes, mediascapes, technoscapes, financescapes, and ideoscapes. This perspective moves archaeological scholarship away from attempts to identify a single “Mormon Culture Pattern” and illustrate that pattern's collapse to pr...
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Ongoing archaeological research at Scenic Hudson’s West Point Foundry Preserve in Cold Spring, New York, has permitted systematic collection of data related to fire and common brick brands that appear throughout the foundry’s campus. Archaeologists have begun to correlate the varied ceramic building material with periods in the evolution of this 19...
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"August, 2002." Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Nevada, Reno, 2002. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.
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The commodification of pottery cannot be reduced to strict econo-technological terms. Commodification is a cultural process, enmeshed in local, regional, and international systems of meaning. As Victorian Modernism eroded, anti-modern movements commodified traditional culture. These philosophies, themselves commodities, had repercussions on the pot...

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This trans-disciplinary collaboration examines adaptive reuse of historic and legacy mine sites for green energy systems, particularly underground pumped hydro storage. This research may grow to include allied areas in other energy storage systems and geothermal applications, as well as other reuse applications that make the mines part of high-tech, robust, and resilient electrical grids. My role in this project is to advocate for best practices that shift community consultation under NEPA, NHPA, and other laws, moving away from public comment meetings after design. I instead advocate for moving consultation with stakeholder groups to the initial scoping stage, including communities in the initial documentation and evaluations of heritage sites, considering heritage and cultural resources surrounding historic mines as living cultural processes, and not static artifacts.