Dots on the Landscape: Analysis of Site Distribution at Petrified Forest National Park
Author(s): Melyssa Johnson
This is an abstract from the "Archaeological Research in Petrified Forest National Park" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Situated in a variety of environmental settings, over 1300 archaeological sites dot the Petrified Forest National Park Landscape. Though the position of many of the sites within the park appears to be almost random, human behavior dictates that there must be an advantageous reason for the placement of a particular site in one location or another. Using tools in ArcGIS, this paper analyzes the distribution of sites throughout Petrified Forest in order to determine if any patterns emerge. In particular, it will investigate how sites relate to one another, and how they relate to the landscape.
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Dots on the Landscape: Analysis of Site Distribution at Petrified Forest National Park. Melyssa Johnson. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452488)
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min long: -124.365; min lat: 25.958 ; max long: -93.428; max lat: 41.902 ;
Abstract Id(s): 25100