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Exploring Settlement and Mobility Pattern Changes Using Radiocarbon Databses

Author(s): Kevan Edinborough ; Thomas Brown ; Kenneth Ames

Year: 2015

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Using data from a newly constructed regional 14C database for the Early and Middle-Holocene on the northern Northwest Coast of North America, a combination of Bayesian models, summed probability distributions and spatial analyses are used to evaluate hypotheses regarding the nature and timing for the development of collector strategies on the northern coast. Research and taphonomic biases are accounted for by binning the radiocarbon data, and by applying a general linear model to the data set. I then address the problems and limitations of these methods as they relate to understanding changing mobility patterns on the North Coast.

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Exploring Settlement and Mobility Pattern Changes Using Radiocarbon Databses. Thomas Brown, Kevan Edinborough, Kenneth Ames. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395538)


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min long: -169.717; min lat: 42.553 ; max long: -122.607; max lat: 71.301 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America