A predictive model of Late Archaic Period site locations in the Tucson basin

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Title:
A predictive model of Late Archaic Period site locations in the Tucson basin
Author:
Premo, Lucas Steven
Issue Date:
2001
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Due to characteristically poor archaeological visibility, Late Archaic Period (2000 B.C.-A.D. 500) assemblages, which hold clues about the behavior of people who lived in the Tucson Basin during a period marked by the important socio-economic transition from hunting and gathering to food production, suffer high risks of being effaced by Tucson's urban sprawl. This thesis presents a predictive archaeological model of Late Archaic Period site locations in the Tucson Basin using multiple logistic regression and GIS. The statistical results of the regression analysis indicate that three environmental variables--elevation, path distance to "reliable" water sources (streams), and path distance to arable landforms--influenced Late Archaic Period site placement. The spatial results highlight Tucson Basin land parcels that are likely to contain Late Archaic Period sites based on empirical relationships between known site locations and environmental variables in surveyed areas.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Anthropology, Archaeology.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Anthropology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kuhn, Steven L.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA predictive model of Late Archaic Period site locations in the Tucson basinen_US
dc.creatorPremo, Lucas Stevenen_US
dc.contributor.authorPremo, Lucas Stevenen_US
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractDue to characteristically poor archaeological visibility, Late Archaic Period (2000 B.C.-A.D. 500) assemblages, which hold clues about the behavior of people who lived in the Tucson Basin during a period marked by the important socio-economic transition from hunting and gathering to food production, suffer high risks of being effaced by Tucson's urban sprawl. This thesis presents a predictive archaeological model of Late Archaic Period site locations in the Tucson Basin using multiple logistic regression and GIS. The statistical results of the regression analysis indicate that three environmental variables--elevation, path distance to "reliable" water sources (streams), and path distance to arable landforms--influenced Late Archaic Period site placement. The spatial results highlight Tucson Basin land parcels that are likely to contain Late Archaic Period sites based on empirical relationships between known site locations and environmental variables in surveyed areas.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAnthropology, Archaeology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKuhn, Steven L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1405043en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b41890048en_US
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