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The Use of Geographic Information Systems in the Analysis of Prehistoric Social Dynamics

Author(s): Robert Hasenstab

Year: 2017

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are typically used in Archaeology to analyze the patterning of sites in a region. Part of this patterning is the result of past human social behavior. Such patterns are manifested in the spatial arrangement of sites on the landscape. These patterns and arrangements can be analyzed using certain GIS methods. This paper presents GIS methods sensitive to analyzing prehistoric social dynamics. Demonstration of the methods is shown by way of example as well as through review of extant literature.


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The Use of Geographic Information Systems in the Analysis of Prehistoric Social Dynamics. Robert Hasenstab. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429286)


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Abstract Id(s): 13186

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