Environmental Factors Affecting Death Valley National Park’s Historical Archeological Sites.
Author(s): Tad Britt
Connecting specific site ecology, adaptation strategies, and location selection preferences for residential and mining resources at Death Valley National Park, the objectives of this study, are key tools that archeologists bring to the situation of climate change. We use an ecological niche modeling approach that identifies bias as well as preference for site selection. Specifically, the models output predict suitability and probability of where specific site types are situated across the region; thereby, improving research and management strategies. Climate change throughout the Anthropocene period resulted in an austere and challenging environment for the Death Valley inhabitants. Reactions to this climate scenario are observed in site preference decisions predicated on access to natural resources.
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- The Most Important Contribution Historical Archaeology Can Make to the Situation of Climate Change •
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2016
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Environmental Factors Affecting Death Valley National Park’s Historical Archeological Sites.. Tad Britt. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 435011)
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