Paleolandscape Reconstruction and Modeling in the Lower Pecos River Valley

Author(s): Christopher Goodmaster; Erin Helton

Year: 2016


The Lower Pecos River valley in southwestern Texas provides an ideal location for the development of a three-dimensional landscape reconstruction using modern geospatial methods, including LiDAR and digital photogrammetry. The goal of this project is to create a scientifically accurate, high resolution prehistoric landscape model of a portion of the Lower Pecos valley, an archaeologically-rich region that has experienced widespread modifications to the natural landscape during the historic period. The development of such a model will provide an accurate context for the myriad of prehistoric sites in the area and contribute to landscape-scale analyses of the social, economic, and ritual aspects of prehistoric life in the region.

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Paleolandscape Reconstruction and Modeling in the Lower Pecos River Valley. Christopher Goodmaster, Erin Helton. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 405261)

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min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;