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Settlement patterns, GIS, remote sensing, and the late prehistory of the Black Prairie in east central MississippiData recovered as the result of a recent field project designed to test a model of the distribution of protohistoric settlement in an unusual physiographic zone in eastern Mississippi are examined using GIS based techniques to manipulate soil and stream distance information. Significant patterning is derived. The generally thin soils and uniform substratum of the Black Prairie in combination with a distinctive settlement pattern offer a promising opportunity for the search for site specific characteristics within airborne imagery. Landsat TM data provide information on modern ground cover which is used as a mask to select areas in which a multivariate search for archaeological site signatures within a TIMS image is most likely to prove fruitful.
Document ID
19940004474
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Johnson, Jay K. (Mississippi Univ. University, MS, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Stennis Space Center, Applications of Space-Age Technology in Anthropology
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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