Glimpses of the Past Investigating settlement sites of prehistoric humans stream proximity

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Can the locations of sites where archaeological artifacts have been found teach us anything about early humans and their interactions with the environment? In particular, can geographic data be used to determine which geographic features were important in the selection of settlement sites for prehistoric humans? Keywords: archaeology, projectile points, end scrapers, slope, aspect, settlement patterns, chi-square, representative area, mask, Spatial Analyst, merge, minimum bounding geometry, aspect, reclassify, environment settings, SpatiaLABS

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