Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Anthropology and Geography
College of Humanities and Fine Arts
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.
James, Sydney and Dillian, Carolyn, "The Applications of GIS on Lithic Raw Material Source Analysis" (2019). Honors Theses. 323.