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Scaling and Integration in Environmental Archaeology

Author(s): Allison L Bain

Year: 2016

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In planning research strategies that integrate environmental archaeology, comparative data sets are strongly encouraged. If analyses of faunal, floral or insect remains reveal details about past environments and economies, then the integration of other methods can only provide more data, improving our knowledge of past populations and their daily lives. A decade of environmental research and sampling on a single site in Quebec City, the Intendant’s Palace Site, has allowed the opportunity to examine the integration of data from multiple methods of analyses and to consider what scales may be explored. These scales include the study of the site itself, in its regional setting as well as part of a broader colonial network. This paper will examine the efficacy of data integration and scalar analyses at the Intendant’s Palace. 

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Scaling and Integration in Environmental Archaeology. Allison L Bain. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434434)


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Geographic Keywords
Canada North America

Temporal Keywords
17th-19th century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -141.003; min lat: 41.684 ; max long: -52.617; max lat: 83.113 ;

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PaperId(s): 368

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