Date of Award

Spring 5-10-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Anthropology and Geography


College of Humanities and Fine Arts

First Advisor

Carolyn Dillian


Raw material sourcing has long been used to identify patterns of trade and exchange in archaeological research. More recently, geographic information systems (GIS) have provided other ways for archaeologists to identify these patterns through data visualization and various spatial statistical analyses. While these methods are frequently used individually, the combined use of these methods has potential to more closely examine the relationships between raw material sources and archaeological sites; this should be considered a necessary measure for methods of spatial analysis. This research applies existing raw material source data to quantitative GIS analysis as a way to demonstrate this claim.