Dynamic Cultural Landscapes: Testing an Alpine Archaeological Probability Model for Efficacy in the Northern Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness of Wyoming and Montana
Author(s): Scott Dersam
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
This study tests the efficacy of an established alpine archaeological site probability model by applying it to the alpine regions of the Northern Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness (NABW) of Wyoming and Montana. Created by Paul Burnett and Lawrence Todd, the model was specifically designed for the southern portions of the greater alpine region of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). Testing the model in a new location aids in verifying the model’s utility and potential to discover additional variables that improve the model’s efficacy at predicting site locations. The variables used in the model presumably help track differences in landscape use over time and account for the ways evidence of prehistoric human activities is distributed in the alpine region. This model and its variables have proven effective in predicting the occurrence of archaeological materials in the alpine.
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Dynamic Cultural Landscapes: Testing an Alpine Archaeological Probability Model for Efficacy in the Northern Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness of Wyoming and Montana. Scott Dersam. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450348)
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