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Nebraksa Anthropologist 2013
Flat glass thicknesses can be used to date historic sites (Ball 1982; Chance & Chance 1976; Moir 1982; Richner 1996, 1997; Roenke 1978; Schoen 1990; Walker 1971; Weiland 2007). Schoen (J 990) identified a trend in thickness of window glass on the Great Plains. He noted that window thicknesses increased over time throughout the nineteenth century and developed a formula for dating panes. This paper will examine flat glass from the Isaac Miles Farm (13CD139) at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. It is hoped that by employing statistical analysis, knowledge about the large deposit of flat glass excavatedfrom Test Unit 08-03 will be obtained.