Regional Settlement Demography in Archaeology

Regional Settlement Demography in Archaeology

Unless we are dealing with the archaeology of periods recent enough to have
efficient transportation technologies, garbage is not usually moved very far from
its point of origin. In regional settlement demography, archaeologists have often ...

Author: Robert D.

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781733376976

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Archaeological analysis at the regional scale investigates the past by studying how people distributed themselves and their activities across a landscape of hundreds or thousands of square kilometers. Archaeological field survey methods developed over half a century combine with powerful new quantitative tools for spatial analysis (including GIS) to unleash new potential for identifying and studying ancient local communities and regional polities. Varied approaches to estimating regional population sizes in both relative and absolute terms are synthesized and their advantages and disadvantages assessed. Tools for quantitative analysis of regional demographic data are presented. Field survey methods developed around the world are compiled from widely scattered sources and best practices for collecting archaeological data to sustain demographic analysis are delineated. Concepts for improved sampling design in regional survey work are derived from fundamental statistical principles. In conclusion, promising directions for future methodological development are identified.
Categories: Social Science

Regional Archaeology in the Inca Heartland

Regional Archaeology in the Inca Heartland

Demographic Transitions and Migrations in Spanish Colonial Cuzco A number of
social, political, economic, and demographic changes contributed to the changes
in settlement patterns after the arrival of Spaniards in the Cuzco region.

Author: R. Alan Covey

Publisher: University of Michigan Museum

ISBN: 9780915703838

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Categories: Social Science

Hongshan Regional Organization in the Upper Daling Valley

Hongshan Regional Organization in the Upper Daling Valley

Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Center for Comparative Archaeology. 2003
2011 2011 Drennan, Robert D., C. Adam Berrey, and Christian E. Peterson In
press Regional Settlement Demography in Archaeology. Clinton Corners, NY:
Elliot ...

Author: Christian E. Peterson

Publisher: Center for Comparative Arch

ISBN: 9781877812934

Category: Social Science

Page: 102

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A detailed report on regional-, local-, and household-scale research on Hongshan societies (4500-3000 BCE) in northeastern China. Regional demography and community patterns are analyzed for an area of 200 square kilometers surrounding the excavated ceremonial site of Dongshanzui. More intensive study of Hongshan residential remains through surface collection, magnetometer survey, and stratigraphic tests informs the interpretation of the results of regional-scale survey. Dongshanzui's public architecture, along with additional unexcavated ceremonial platforms, are shown to be at the heart of a regional-scale concentration of Hongshan residential occupation that represents an independent small chiefly polity with no more than 1,000 inhabitants. Its neighbors were other similar small polities related to each other through peaceful interaction but without larger-scale political integration. Complete text in English and Chinese.
Categories: Social Science

Archaeological Settlement Pattern Data from the Cuautitlan Temascalapa and Teotihuacan Regions of Mexico

Archaeological Settlement Pattern Data from the Cuautitlan  Temascalapa  and Teotihuacan Regions of Mexico

During the Teotihuacan period ( ca . 150 BC - AD 600 ) , above all , it is seriously
misleading to try to characterize regional settlement and demographic patterns in
the Basin without taking into account the growth and decline of Teotihuacan .

Author: Larry J. Gorenflo

Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Department of

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132771465

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

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Categories: Social Science

Debating Oaxaca Archaeology

Debating Oaxaca Archaeology

Southern Ocotlán settlement declined slightly and nucleated in Monte Albán II (
Terminal Formative), as it did generally in the Valley of Oaxaca. We doubt that
this could be predicted from the local environment and demographics alone. ...
that so few people lived in the agriculturally more productive low piedmont, show
that local ecological relationships are only one factor in regional settlement
patterns.

Author: Joyce Marcus

Publisher: University of Michigan Museum

ISBN: 9780915703227

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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"This volume grew out of the 1987 meeting of the Northeast Mesoamericanists Society, held at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia"--Pref.
Categories: Social Science

Conservation Archaeology

Conservation Archaeology

BACKGROUND In early 1973 , the Archaeological Research Unit ( ARU ) of the
University of California , Riverside , was granted a small ... The basic units for
interpreting the regional settlement - subsistence system were its constituent
settlement categories , which occupy ... subsistence system and its component
settlement categories ; a combination of environmental , demographic , and
archaeological ...

Author: Michael B. Schiffer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002965179

Category: Archaeology

Page: 495

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Categories: Archaeology

Papers in Italian Archaeology IV The human landscape

Papers in Italian Archaeology IV  The human landscape

... to our understanding of settlement trends in Mediterranean antiquity , but
principally where the regions selected have ... the trends in prehistoric settlement
and demography in each region which only made sense at the inter - regional
scale .

Author: Caroline Malone

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001020128

Category: Archaeology

Page: 344

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Categories: Archaeology

Archaeological and Historical Perspectives on the Spanish Borderlands West

Archaeological and Historical Perspectives on the Spanish Borderlands West

... Lori Stephens Reed Regional Systems in the Central and Northern Southwest :
Demography , Economy , and Sociopolitics Preceding Contact This chapter is
about the late prehistoric and early contact period of regional settlement systems
 ...

Author: David Hurst Thomas

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001978610

Category: Ethnoarchaeology

Page: 503

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Categories: Ethnoarchaeology

The Caddo Nation

The Caddo Nation

... counting sites in a nucleated or consolidated settlement system because of the
differences in occupation span and the necessity of having appropriate regional
settlement data for demographic inferences . In the archaeological record for the
 ...

Author: Timothy K. Perttula

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105001596381

Category: History

Page: 326

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Categories: History

Investigations at the Pueblo Alto Complex Chaco Canyon New Mexico

Investigations at the Pueblo Alto Complex  Chaco Canyon  New Mexico

Gillespie , William B. , and Robert P. Powers 1983 Regional Settlement Changes
and Past Environment in the in the San Juan Basin , Northwestern New Mexico .
... Hassan , Fekri A. 1978 Demographic Archaeology . In Advances in ...

Author: Frances Joan Mathien

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029369167

Category: Chaco Canyon (N.M.)

Page:

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Categories: Chaco Canyon (N.M.)

Side by side Survey

Side by side Survey

causation was seen as complex and as due to demographic , Using versions of
settlement pattern analyses , demographic ... As such , Systematic survey ,
complemented by geoarchaeological regional settlement pattern studies
epitomize a ...

Author: John H D'Arms Collegiate Professor of Classical Archaeology and Classics Susan Alcock

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015059239734

Category: History

Page: 251

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Twenty years ago, John Cherry looked forward to the day when archaeological survey projects working around the Mediterranean region (the 'Frogs round the pond') would begin to compare and synthesize the information they had collected. He anticipated researchers tackling big questions of interregional scope in new and interesting ways, working at a geographical scale considerably larger than that of the individual survey. Was his optimism misplaced? Despite the extraordinary growth of interest in field survey projects and regional analysis, and despite the developments in survey methodology that have been discussed and implemented in the past two decades, few scholars have attempted to use survey data in a comparative mode and to answer the broad-scale questions confronting social historians. In this volume, which is the outcome of an advanced Workshop held at the University of Michigan in 2002, a number of prominent archaeologists return to the question of comparability. They discuss the potential benefits of working in a comparative format, with evidence from many different Mediterranean survey projects, and consider the practical problems that present roadblocks to achieving that objective. From mapping and manuring to human settlement and demography, environment and culture, each addresses different questions, often with quite different approaches; together they offer a range of perspectives on how to put surveys "side-by-side". Contributors include Susan E Alcock, John Cherry, Jack L Davis, Peter Attema, Martijn van Leusen, James C Wright, Robin Osborne, David Mattingly, T J Wilkinson, and Richard E Blanton.
Categories: History

New Developments in Italian Landscape Archaeology

New Developments in Italian Landscape Archaeology

4 Settlement Pattern Analysis and Demographic Modeling John Bintliff The wave
of intensive and semi - intensive field survey proj - ects sweeping across the
entire circum - Mediterranean region since the 1970s , has infilled many regional
 ...

Author: P. A. J. Attema

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015056462784

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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Proceedings of a three-day conference held at the University of Groningen, April 13-15, 2000
Categories: Social Science

The 1990 Exxon Cultural Resource Program

The 1990 Exxon Cultural Resource Program

Such gaps obscure long - term demographic patterns of regional population and
settlement changes . Focusing on the more recent archaeological phases of the
Alutiiq region reduces the significance of site preservation biases . It also limits ...

Author: James C. Haggarty

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015022261179

Category: Alaska, Gulf of (Alaska)

Page: 339

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This report summarizes the methods and procedures used in protecting and gathering historical and cultural data from archeological sites during the cleanup of the 'Exxon Valdez' oil spill in Prince William Sound, Gulf of Alaska.
Categories: Alaska, Gulf of (Alaska)

Demographic Anthropology

Demographic Anthropology

First , I wish to consider the archaeological definition of culture as a systemic
phenomenon providing the theoretical framework for examining systemic growth .
Economic growth and the growth of the regional structure of settlements will be ...

Author: School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)

Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: UOM:39015004113430

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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Categories: Social Science

Jounal of Archaeological Science

Jounal of Archaeological Science

General theory of rank - size distributions in regional settlement systems :
reappraisal and reformulation of the rank - size rule . ... Settlement and
demographic processes in Israel's coastal plain from the Chalcolithic to the
Middle Bronze Age .

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Geographical Information Systems and Landscape Archaeology

Geographical Information Systems and Landscape Archaeology

An attempt at the demographic interpretation of long - term settlement processes
in the prehistory of Slovenia : the case of the ... Investigating the interface
between regional survey , historical demography and palaeodemography .
Kostas ...

Author: Mark Gillings

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015050295099

Category: Social Science

Page: 137

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This monograph focuses on the use of GIS modelling as applied to the collection and interpretation of data relating to the archaeology of the Mediterranean landscape.
Categories: Social Science

Non destructive Techniques Applied to Landscape Archaeology

Non destructive Techniques Applied to Landscape Archaeology

An attempt at the demographic interpretation of long - term settlement processes
in the prehistory of Slovenia : the case of the ... Investigating the interface
between regional survey , historical demography and palaeodemography .
Kostas ...

Author: Frederic Trement

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015052393074

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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. The fourth book in the Archaeology of Mediterranean Landscapes series. The contributors to this book outline non-destructive methods such as remote sensing, aerial photography and reconnaissance, magnetic and radar techniques, seismic and acoustic methods, soil phosphate surveys and geochemical analysis with xamples taken from particular case studies.
Categories: Social Science

Archaic Period Archaeology of Northern Georgia

Archaic Period Archaeology of Northern Georgia

When integrated , the data obtained during these projects provides a powerful
tool for addressing such issues as settlement , demography , interaction , and
exchange on subregional and regional scales . The site files are intended for just
 ...

Author: William F. Stanyard

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000051134785

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 147

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Categories: Excavations (Archaeology)

JOURNAL OF FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY

JOURNAL OF FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY

a phase of regional settlement decline ( Bartl 1994 ) , at which time part of the
population may have adopted a more nomadic ... Halaf Ubaid L.Chalco Off - site
Features Geomorphological mapping enabled the archaeological landscape to
be ... Although the above is but a sample of the rural settlement pattern , it
provides an impression of the rural component of the demographic curve through
time , and ...

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