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An Examination of Spatial Relationships using GIS data from the Basketmaker Communities Project

Author(s): Tanachy Bruhns

Year: 2015

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The Basketmaker Communities Project (BCP) is a multiyear investigation by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, Colorado of one of the largest Basketmaker III communities known in the central Mesa Verde region. This paper examines a combination of artifact, architectural, and spatial information from 97 sites collected by Woods Canyon Archaeological Consultants and Crow Canyon Archaeological Research Center. By using ESRI’s GIS software to analyze (BCP) data this study applies exploratory data analysis, statistical spatial analysis, and network analysis to track the demographic and subsistence transformations of the community over the course of the seventh century.

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An Examination of Spatial Relationships using GIS data from the Basketmaker Communities Project. Tanachy Bruhns. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396221)


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min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

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