Manufacturing the Gap: Discrete Data, Archaeological Sites, and Cultural Resource Management
Author(s): Stephen Wagner
Archaeology in cultural resource management uses methods designed to cover large areas of land, however the results are rarely interpreted as part of a landscape. Instead, the focus is usually on the densest areas of artifacts, without consideration for the types of data that might lie within the less-dense areas. This is primarily a problem of interpretation, although it is exasperated through the use of discontiguous sampling units and through the continued requirements of out-dated methods through contracting requirements. Alternative methods can be implemented to help mitigate these interpretive issues, both immediately and over the long term.
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- Mind the Gap: Archaeological Approaches to Null Data Spaces •
- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015)
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Manufacturing the Gap: Discrete Data, Archaeological Sites, and Cultural Resource Management. Stephen Wagner. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397038)
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