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The Geoarchaeology of two Riverine Sites in New Jersey

Author(s): Joseph Schuldenrein ; John Turck

Year: 2015

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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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min long: -84.067; min lat: 36.031 ; max long: -72.026; max lat: 43.325 ;

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