Shifting Tides and the Role of 'Big Data': Modeling Paleoindian Land Use and Site Preservation in the Aucilla Basin, Florida
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The past 18,000 years in northern Florida have been characterized by shifts in climate and sea level, which affected settlement patterns and site preservation. Regional sea level curves have only recently been established with the accuracy and resolution required to model paleohydrology (Joy 2018). Advances in non-linear modeling and the use of multi-sclar remote sensing and geoarchaeology allow for a more comprehensive approach to envision the social landscape as it would have existed during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition around what today is the Big Bend region. GIS modeling of the geomorphology and paleohydrology for the Aucilla-Wacissa drainage basin utilizing multiproxy paleoenvironmental records were combined with known site distributions of pre-9500 cal BP cultural components in order to reconstruct Paleoindian site preservation, discuss Paleoindian land use, and to potentially locate additional sites.
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Shifting Tides and the Role of 'Big Data': Modeling Paleoindian Land Use and Site Preservation in the Aucilla Basin, Florida. John Sabin, Jessi Halligan. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449791)
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