Accession Number : ADA956256

Title :   Predicting Cultural Resources in the St. Francis River Basin: A Research Design.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : IROQUOIS RESEARCH INST FAIRFAX VA

Personal Author(s) : Dekin, Albert A., Jr

Report Date : 27 SEP 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 545

Abstract : This study incorporates all known archaeological, historical, and architectural resources in the 5,400,000 acres of the Basin. Statistical formulae were tested on and; applied to the combinations of cultural resources and physiographic variables to determine levels of accuracy attainable for a predictive model. Considerable deficiencies were identified in the usability of the existing data base, a weakness that prevents full utilization of the baseline data for the model. Consequently, a number of procedure are recommended to upgrade the quality of recorded baseline data in the study area, and generally elsewhere in the US where predictive models are planned. The rationalization and quantification contained in this report are important additions in the state of the art of cultural resource predictive modeling.

Descriptors :   *CULTURE, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *ARCHEOLOGISTS, ACCURACY, DATA BASES, DEFICIENCIES, MODELS, NUMBERS, QUALITY, STATE OF THE ART, UTILIZATION, VARIABLES.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE