Walking the Line: Settlement Patterning in Interior Southern New England as Identified by Utility Corridor Survey
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Although restricted to confined, linear study corridors, archaeological surveys of new and existing utility easements provide an opportunity to take a closer look at Pre-Contact settlement patterning across the interior regions of Southern New England. Cultural Resource Management (CRM) identification surveys and site evaluations within these linear project areas often fall short of clearly defining horizontal site boundaries due to the constraints of the work space. However, by taking a broader and more regional approach to these multi-town and occasionally multi-state corridor projects, we begin to identify patterns associated with landscape, resource, and temporal affiliation. Spatial analyses of data from several linear projects conducted by The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. (PAL) can be applied to predictive modeling and a greater understanding of Native American landscape utilization choices.
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Walking the Line: Settlement Patterning in Interior Southern New England as Identified by Utility Corridor Survey. Jessica Horn, Dianna Doucette. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449995)
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