Regional Settlement Demography in Archaeology

Regional settlement demography: why bother?

Regional Settlement Demography in Archaeology

Author: C. Adam Berrey

Publisher: Eliot Werner Publications

ISBN: 9780989824941

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.

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.

Regional Archaeology in the Inca Heartland

Author: R. Alan Covey

Publisher: University of Michigan Museum

ISBN: 0915703831

Page: 212

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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 .

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

Author: Larry J. Gorenflo

Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Department of

ISBN:

Page: 283

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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.

Debating Oaxaca Archaeology

Author: Joyce Marcus

Publisher: University of Michigan Museum

ISBN: 091570322X

Page: 270

View: 543

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

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 ...

Conservation Archaeology

Author: Michael B. Schiffer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 495

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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
 ...

The Caddo Nation

Author: Timothy K. Perttula

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 326

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Bulletin of the Indo Pacific Prehistory Association

ABSTRACT A key dimension of systematic regional settlement pattern studies in
many global regions , such as Mesopotamia , Mesoamerica and the American
Southwest , is the use of those data to estimate long - term demographic trends .
... One of these archaeological investigations , focused on the Rizhao region of
eastern Shandong Province , has provided locations and size estimates for
ancient ...

Bulletin of the Indo Pacific Prehistory Association

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Prehispanic Settlement Patterns in the Southern Valley of Mexico

The Chalco-Xochimilco Region Jeffrey R. Parsons, Elizabeth Brumfiel, Mary H.
Parsons, David Wilson ... If we assume that the overly large area (extending
outside our archaeological study area) to which the 1568 population figures
pertain more-orless ... His estimates are POST HISPANIC SETTLEMENT/
DEMOGRAPHY 59.

Prehispanic Settlement Patterns in the Southern Valley of Mexico

Author: Jeffrey R. Parsons

Publisher: U OF M MUSEUM ANTHRO ARCHAEOLOGY

ISBN: 0932206883

Page: 520

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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
 ...

New Developments in Italian Landscape Archaeology

Author: P. A. J. Attema

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN:

Page: 265

View: 601

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

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 ...

Demographic Anthropology

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

Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press

ISBN:

Page: 299

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The 1990 Exxon Cultural Resource Program

Our demographic settlement model modifies the resource model to include
historic and demographic factors . ... Together , such processes may be
responsible for major gaps in the archaeological record of the region .
Throughout the Alutiiq ...

The 1990 Exxon Cultural Resource Program

Author: James C. Haggarty

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 339

View: 404

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.

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 .

Jounal of Archaeological Science

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The Archaeology of Regional Interaction

Mills ' s ( 1998 ) reevaluation of settlement pattern data suggests that the
Showlow Ruin was partially occupied in Early ... The unsettled demographic
history of the Grasshopper area resulted in the construction of a number of
discrete room ...

The Archaeology of Regional Interaction

Author: Ariz.) Southwest Symposium 1996 (Tempe

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 467

View: 140

"How and why did styles, materials, conflicts, and religious ideas spread across prehistoric landscapes? The Archaeology of Regional Interaction investigates these questions, using the rich resource of the American Southwest and covering periods from the Folsom to the nineteenth century. Editor Michelle Hegmon has compiled superbly researched essays into a comprehensive examination of regional interaction that has proved itself a pivotal archaeological text. The Archaeology of Regional Interaction surpasses most regional studies, which only focus on settlement patterns or exchange, and considers other forms of interaction, such as intermarriage and the spread of religious practices. Contributors focus especially on understanding the social processes that underlie archaeological evidence of interaction. The essays in this volume examine what regional systems involve, in terms of political and economic relations, and how they can be identified. One essay by Steven LeBlanc provides a sweeping analysis of conflict, a form of regional interaction that has received relatively little attention in the Southwest until recently. A series of chapters devoted to expanding the coverage beyond the borders of the traditional Southwest examines the surrounding areas, including Nevada and Utah, northern Mexico, and the Plains. The volume also provides a unique treatment of religion—including manifestations such as Flower World Iconography, Medicine Societies, and ceremonial textiles—as a form of regional interrelation."--

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 ...

Geographical Information Systems and Landscape Archaeology

Author: Mark Gillings

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN:

Page: 137

View: 612

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.

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 ...

Non destructive Techniques Applied to Landscape Archaeology

Author: Frederic Trement

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN:

Page: 276

View: 630

. 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.