Problems in data recovery and measurement in settlement archaeology

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Abstract

The importance of demographic information for our understanding of the evolution of society has established the need for intensive settlement reconnaissance at the regional level. In many instances, however, the validity of techniques currently being used to generate population estimates has not been established through rigorous archaeological testing. This study presents empirical evidence for the effect of different types of surface disturbance on the recoverability of cultural debris.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-131
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Field Archaeology
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

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  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology

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In: Journal of Field Archaeology, Vol. 5, No. 2, 01.01.1978, p. 125-131.

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