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A Spatial and Predictive Model of Archaeological Sites on the Lincoln National Forest

Author(s): Paula Hertfelder

Year: 2017

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The Lincoln National Forest has produced a wealth of GIS data on archaeological sites in Southeastern New Mexico. This data has not yet been analyzed. This poster presents a predictive spatial model of archaeological sites on the Lincoln National Forest to provide information on the interaction between people and the environment and the changing use of the landscape over time. In this project, I have developed a predictive model of archaeological sites based on a statistical analysis of environmental variables and test it by withholding a sample of sites. I also examined the distribution and density of archaeological sites relative to geographic and environmental factors, site distribution and density over time, as well as the changing use of the landscape of the Lincoln National Forest. As Southeast New Mexico is a region often overlooked in archaeological research, this project represents an important preliminary exploration of spatial data in the region.

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A Spatial and Predictive Model of Archaeological Sites on the Lincoln National Forest. Paula Hertfelder. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430496)


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

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Abstract Id(s): 17338

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