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Where the Buffalo Roam and the Antelope Play: A Comparison of Soils in the Walnut River Valley of South-Central Kansas and associated Woodland and Late Prehistoric Period Settlements Using ArcGIS .

Author(s): David Huges ; Keri Fox

Year: 2015

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Hughes’s (1988) dissertation showed a relationship between late prehistoric settlement patterns on the Washita River of Oklahoma and the soils of that region, among other variables. This paper is an effort to extend that research north into the Walnut River Valley of Kansas. The valley of the Walnut in Butler and Cowley Counties is a rich archeological area that has had little synthetic analysis conducted. As a first step in the process of a new regional synthesis, this project will specifically look at the soil distribution of the area to determine correlation with settlement patterns. The resultant model will enhance our management capabilities for the area and serve as a building block for a more comprehensive settlement and distributional analysis.

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Where the Buffalo Roam and the Antelope Play: A Comparison of Soils in the Walnut River Valley of South-Central Kansas and associated Woodland and Late Prehistoric Period Settlements Using ArcGIS .. Keri Fox, David Huges. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397820)


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min long: -104.634; min lat: 36.739 ; max long: -80.64; max lat: 49.153 ;

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