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Sweep Widths in the Evaluation of Coverage by Archaeological Surveys in Jordan and Cyprus

Author(s): Steven Edwards ; Edward Banning ; Philip Hitchings ; Sarah T Stewart

Year: 2015

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The Wadi Quseiba Survey in northern Jordan and Tremethos Valley Survey in Cyprus recently employed "calibration runs" by survey crews to calculate sweep widths in a variety of visibility contexts. The resulting sweep widths were a critical element in evaluating the coverage of spaces previously surveyed, and these coverages were integral to the planning of additional survey according to a Bayesian allocation algorithm.

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Sweep Widths in the Evaluation of Coverage by Archaeological Surveys in Jordan and Cyprus. Edward Banning, Sarah T Stewart, Philip Hitchings, Steven Edwards. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398261)


Geographic Keywords
West Asia

Spatial Coverage

min long: 25.225; min lat: 15.115 ; max long: 66.709; max lat: 45.583 ;

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