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A GIS based approach to the spatial analysis of the Fincastle Bison Kill Site (DIOx-5)

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dc.contributor.advisor Bubel, Shawn
dc.contributor.author Mills, Tammi
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-08T19:20:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-08T19:20:37Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/2472
dc.description x, 144 leaves : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract The Fincastle Bison Kill Site (DlOx-5), located in Southern Alberta, Canada, yielded a significant number of archaeological remains, including projectile points, lithic tools, debitage, fire broken rock (FBR) and fauna. The large 81 m2 East Block excavation area provided an opportunity to spatially analyze the remains from this part of the site using a Geographic Information System (GIS), a program that is becoming more widely employed and accepted in archaeology. This research explored the benefits of using a GIS to spatially analyze archaeological sites by using the data collected from the excavations carried out at the Fincastle Site. The process of applying spatial statistical tests and creating distribution maps within the GIS software was outlined, and the results were archaeologically interpreted. It was confirmed that a GIS can perform all of the tasks needed to spatially analyze an archaeological site and the additional benefits make a valuable component of archaeological research. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Geography, c2009 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Alberta -- Fincastle Kill Site en_US
dc.subject Geographic information systems -- Alberta -- Fincastle Kill Site en_US
dc.subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Geographic information systems -- Alberta -- Fincastle Kill Site en_US
dc.subject Spatial analysis (Statistics) in archaeology en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title A GIS based approach to the spatial analysis of the Fincastle Bison Kill Site (DIOx-5) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Geography en_US

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