Novel Statistical Techniques in Archaeology II (QUANTARCH II)

Part of: Society for American Archaeology 84th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM (2019)

This collection contains the abstracts of the papers presented in the session entitled "Novel Statistical Techniques in Archaeology II (QUANTARCH II)," at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Statistical data modeling is fundamental to archaeological inquiry. This type of modeling is

applicable to all research questions, and serves to evaluate how well archaeological observations

support theoretical expectations. Pioneering archaeological questions, however, are not always

answerable with standard techniques - requiring development of innovative modeling methods. The

purpose of this symposium is to exhibit the range of cutting-edge analytical techniques advanced to

evaluate novel archaeological hypotheses. Symposium participants answer groundbreaking

archaeological hypotheses regarding cultural variability by developing or adapting a wide range of

analytical modeling methods derived from computational, mathematical, spatial, statistical, and

graphical approaches. (This topic spans two poster symposia)

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  • Documents (15)

  1. All for Drone and Drone for Free: A Free and/or Open-Source Workflow for UAV Imagery Collection and Analysis (2019)
  2. Application of a Novel Machine Learning Methodology to the Study of Dipodomys spp. Response to El Niño Southern Oscillation events Throughout the Holocene (2019)
  3. Archaeological Applications of Optimal Foraging Theory: Employing Bayesian probability modeling to estimate profitability parameters for rare and extinct prey (2019)
  4. Comparing the Performance of Machine Learning and Traditional Approaches to Archaeological Site Modeling and Prediction (2019)
  5. Dynamic Simulation of Large Herbivore Distribution during the Last Glacial Maximum: Implications for the Distribution of Human Populations (2019)
  6. Estimating the Effect of Endogenous Spatial Dependency with a Hierarchical Bayesian CAR Model on Archaeological Site Location Data (2019)
  7. Evaluating Archaeological Predictability Across the Western United States (2019)
  8. Evaluating Differential Animal Carcass Transport Decisions at Regional Scales using Bayesian Mixed-Effects Models (2019)
  9. Evaluating the Efficacy of Regression and Machine Learning Models to Predict Prehistoric Land-use Patterns (2019)
  10. Exploring Seasonal Aspects of Past Herding Systems Using Bayesian Modeling of Animal δ13C and δ18O Enamel Isotopic Profiles (2019)
  11. How Precise Are My Survey Data? GNSS Receivers Test and Comparison (2019)
  12. Isolating the Principal Dimensions of Settlement (2019)
  13. New Simulation Tools for the Design and Assessment of Subsurface Testing Programs: Dig It Design It and Dig It Check It (2019)
  14. Quantitative Analysis of Bone Surface Modifications on the Bowser Road Mastodon and its Implications for the Human Predation of North American Megafauna (2019)
  15. Using Digital Data for a Landscape Approach at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Tennessee (2019)