Using Digital Data for a Landscape Approach at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Tennessee

Author(s): Danny Gregory; Lauren Walls

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Novel Statistical Techniques in Archaeology II (QUANTARCH II)" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Fort Campbell has a robust dataset for cultural resources following decades of survey, testing, and monitoring projects. Recent surveys of thousands of acres have included the collection of digital data. Coupled with the complete survey coverage of large areas of the installation, this data was used for a landscape approach examining pre-contact and historic settlement systems and site preservation. Instead of looking at the number of sites of a given type or age, this approach looks at the proportion of each area that is within a delineated site boundary. Using Fort Campbell’s extensive GIS database, these areas were compared to a set of variables for selected site types and temporal periods to identify patterns in settlement systems and in the preservation of these resources. The goal of this research was to provide predictive patterns for use in resource management by the Fort Campbell Cultural Resources Office.

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Using Digital Data for a Landscape Approach at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Tennessee. Danny Gregory, Lauren Walls. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452326)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -93.735; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -73.389; max lat: 39.572 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 24944