Settlement Ecology (Other Keyword)

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A Settlement Ecology Approach to Examining the Transition to Commercial Farming in Upstate New York, 1855-1875 (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Eric E. Jones. Emma Grace Sprinkle.

This is a poster submission presented at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This research combines agricultural census data, GIS-based spatial analyses of historic maps, and historic accounts to examine how and why farmers in Fenner, NY transitioned from subsistence to commercial production during 1855-1875. Traditional explanations cite the burgeoning consumer economy and progressive farming movements pushed by corporate entities as factors and propose farmers...


Settlement Ecology in the Tula Region of Mesoamerica: A Local Landscape Perspective (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mario Castillo. Patricia Fournier.

Based on seminal contributions by Suzy and Paul Fish associated with full-coverage surveys and agave cultivation, this paper explores changes in regional settlement patterns in relation to land-surface morphology in the Tula region in Mesoamerica during the Classic to Postclassic periods (200 CE–1500 CE). Drawing on our field surveys, independent settlement data from the Tula Region, and landform segmentation and classification in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), this paper illustrates that...


Settlement Patterns and Probabilities for the Southern Virginia Piedmont: An Archaeological Synthesis and Geospatial Model of 18th- and 19th-Century Sites (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hayden F. Bassett. Madeleine Gunter Bassett.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Landscapes Above and Below in Southern Contexts (General Sessions)" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Between the 1730s and the 1820s, European settlement expanded into Virginia’s southern Piedmont and Appalachian Mountains. The mountainous terrain of southwestern Virginia was a stark contrast to the long-settled coastal plains, with new ecological and sociocultural conditions challenging established forms of...