Gis Modeling (Other Keyword)

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Buried Archaeological Sensitivity Modeling in the Pacific Northwest (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Shane Sparks. J. Tait Elder. Mathew Sisneros. Melissa Cascella.

ICF assisted the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) with the preparation of a buried archaeological sensitivity model in support of a client-sponsored research project in Seattle, Washington. ICF approached the model development from a statewide scale and employed geologic landform type and soil age as main model inputs. Surface geology data was not available at a large enough scale to support the entire effort so ICF combined national resource conservation soil data...

Examining the influence of Middle and Late Holocene shorelines and tidal zones on shell ring locations along the lower Southeastern coasts. (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Thaddeus Bissett. Martin Walker.

This study examines the interplay of Holocene sea level change and the locations and timing of construction of Archaic coastal shell rings. Based on 161 radiocarbon dates from 32 shell rings located on the lower Atlantic and Gulf coasts, most shell ring construction took place from 5000—2750 cal BP, with the greatest intensity occurring during a roughly 1,000 year window between 3500 and 4500 cal BP. We use a high-resolution reconstruction of past sea levels (Balsillie and Donoghue 2004) and GIS...

Gis Predictive Modeling of Archaeological Sites IN Camp Dodge Johnston, Iowa (1999)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Paul F. Anderson.

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Modeling Archaeological Site Location in Northern Mongolia: The Northern Railways Archaeological Project (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Richard Ciolek-Torello. Michael Heilen. Jeffrey Homburg. Amraturvshin Chunag. Gunchinsuren Byambaa.

Around the world, predictive models are increasingly important to heritage management by estimating where sites are likely to be located, particularly in un-surveyed areas. Northern Mongolia is well known for its archaeological resources, particularly Bronze Age and Early Iron Age sites, but vast areas remain to be surveyed. This poster presents a project conducted by the Mongolian International Heritage Team and Statistical Research to provide recommendations on the routing of a proposed...

Pima County Cultural Resources Management on County Conservation Lands: Predicting Archaeological Sensitivity Zones and Refining Spatial Models (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Courtney Rose. Ian Milliken.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) modeling is vital to improve and focus cultural resources management strategies on the approximately 100,000 acres of conservation lands acquired by Pima County since 1997. These lands are dedicated for cultural and biological resource conservation and are the result of lands identified in the Pima County Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan (SDCP). The SDCP includes a static model depicting archaeological sensitivity that combines all archaeological site types...

Pre-Historic Archaeological Site Location Modeling Using Raster Overlay Analysis in GIS (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John Parker-McGlynn.

The goal of this paper is to demonstrate the ability to create a viable site location model of pre-historic archaeological sites in the Columbia Plateau Region that are older than 15,000 BP. The site location model is created by analyzing several different variables: previously discovered archaeological sites in the Columbia Plateau Region older than 10,000 BP, Missoula Flood modeling, Bonneville Flood geological evidence, and prehistoric climate data. The prehistoric site locations are used to...

Reconstructing Anthropogenic Fire Regimes Using Multi-Disciplinary Methods: Preliminary Results from the Neolithic (7,700–4,500 cal. BP) in Eastern Spain (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Grant Snitker.

Charcoal is produced by the incomplete combustion of plant tissues and is used as an indicator of prehistoric fire activity in archaeological and paleoecological contexts. For millennia, humans have played an active role in shaping fire regimes, making the quantification and analysis of paleo-charcoal important for understanding long-term, social-ecological systems. Globally, prehistoric transitions to agriculture often coincide with increases in fire frequency and changes in vegetation...

Using LiDAR and Relative Elevation Modeling (REM) to Identify and Analyze Archaeologically Sensitive Alluvial Landforms (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Shane Sparks. Elder James Tait. Daniel Stratten. Grant Novak. Crilly Ritz.

Alluvial landforms are highly sensitive areas, with the potential to contain both surface exposed and buried archaeological deposits, but systematic analysis and identification of these landforms has proved problematic in the past. Although large alluvial terraces can be identified visually on topographic maps, high resolution LiDAR, and Digital Elevation Models; smaller, subtler terraces, and other complex alluvial landforms can be problematic due to stream gradient issues and resulting...