The Geoarchaeology of two Riverine Sites in New Jersey
In dynamic environmental settings, various ecological processes can affect the landscape, the people living on those landscapes, and the subsequent archaeological record. Further confounding the situation is human-induced landscape change, which evidence indicates has occurred recently, historically, and prehistorically. Our efforts at two riverine locations in northern and central New Jersey reveal the efficacy of a geoarchaeological approach to understanding the archaeological record. Through remote sensing, coring, and sediment analysis, synthesized within a GIS, we were able to determine the location of intact landforms, as well as areas of disturbance, targeting specific areas for further study. Our findings suggest that an efficient, cost-effective, investigation begins with a geoarchaeological approach.
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The Geoarchaeology of two Riverine Sites in New Jersey. John Turck, Joseph Schuldenrein. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398003)
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