A Spatial Analysis of San Juan Red Ware Using Least Cost Paths

Author(s): Robert Bischoff

Year: 2017


A fundamental part of interaction is distance. Distance can be calculated in many ways. GIS applications allow the calculation of least cost paths between locations. Often the length of this path is used as the distance between points; however, the amount of time it takes to traverse a path may differ for paths with the same length that traverse different topography. In this poster, I use the distribution of San Juan Red Ware in a portion of the southwestern United States to examine the differences between using Euclidean distance, the length of least cost paths, and the length in time of least cost paths. San Juan Red Ware was produced in southeastern Utah between approximately AD 750 and 1100 and was widely traded.

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A Spatial Analysis of San Juan Red Ware Using Least Cost Paths. Robert Bischoff. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429282)

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Spatial Coverage

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

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Abstract Id(s): 15174