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Landscape Preference and Pre-Contact Site Location Modeling in the Central Plains, USA.

Author(s): Shannon Koerner ; Bretton Giles ; Eric Skov

Year: 2017

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The Cultural Resource program at Fort Riley provides an ideal setting for developing and testing models for Pre-Contact settlement within the Flint Hills region of the Central Plains. Pre-Contact populations utilized the patchy environmental resources available within the Flint Hills by means of specialized activity locations in varying topographic zones. Many of these small sites have been identified through extensive pedestrian surveys of the Fort Riley Installation. These survey data have been used to test existing site location models in addition to providing more information about the different resource exploitation strategies of Pre-Contact peoples in the region. This broad view of the survey data has both refined and developed new research questions about landscape use within Fort Riley, particularly in regards to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) evaluation process.

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Landscape Preference and Pre-Contact Site Location Modeling in the Central Plains, USA.. Shannon Koerner, Bretton Giles, Eric Skov. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429862)


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min long: -113.95; min lat: 30.751 ; max long: -97.163; max lat: 48.865 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 16005

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