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Title: AN EVALUATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL DATING METHODS USED DURING THE LAND CONVEYANCE AND TRANSFER PROJECT AT LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY, NEW MEXICO

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 [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1329830
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-07-2713
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 72ND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY ; 200704 ; AUSTIN
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

VIERRA, BRADLEY J., and HARMON, BRIAN C.. AN EVALUATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL DATING METHODS USED DURING THE LAND CONVEYANCE AND TRANSFER PROJECT AT LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY, NEW MEXICO. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
VIERRA, BRADLEY J., & HARMON, BRIAN C.. AN EVALUATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL DATING METHODS USED DURING THE LAND CONVEYANCE AND TRANSFER PROJECT AT LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY, NEW MEXICO. United States.
VIERRA, BRADLEY J., and HARMON, BRIAN C.. Mon . "AN EVALUATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL DATING METHODS USED DURING THE LAND CONVEYANCE AND TRANSFER PROJECT AT LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY, NEW MEXICO". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1329830.
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year = {Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
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