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Spatial Analysis of Domestic Structures

Author(s): Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 2016

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Cooking, food processing, and consumption all contribute anthropic activity markers traceable using archaeobotanic analyses and chemical signatures. Grid square sampling illuminates patterns for comparison with distribution of artifacts and architectural elements, revealing patterned activities that identify food storage in vessels, grinding, and cooking. Multiple lines of evidence, each providing only a portion of the record, contribute to better understanding economic activity and provide opportunity to assess human interactions within that space. Representing results of spatial analysis using Surfer depicts people going about their daily lives.

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Spatial Analysis of Domestic Structures. Linda Scott Cummings. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403184)


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