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dc.creatorMcGill, Kendall
dc.descriptionThis poster was presented at the April 2017 meeting of the Society of American Archaeologists in Vancover, BC.
dc.description.abstractIdeal-free distribution (IFD) has been increasingly adopted by archaeologists to address questions about the relationship between settlement distribution, environment, and economy. This behavioral ecology model theorizes that individuals will elect to settle in habitats based on their suitability, with initial occupations occurring in the highest-ranked habitats. The settlement pattern analysis published by Matson, Lipe, and Haase (1988) contributed a basic understanding of the distribution of the many small dispersed sites on the Cedar Mesa area of SE Utah, and of the environmental factors that influenced these settlement behaviors. This project applied an IFD model to Cedar Mesa’s settlement pattern in an effort to further elucidate environmental conditions which may have influenced settlement behaviors.en_US
dc.subjectIdeal-free distributionen_US
dc.titleIdeal-Free Distribution and Ancestral Pueblo Occupation of Cedar Mesa, Utahen_US

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    This collection includes theses, dissertations, publications, presentations, and other research materials related to the Cedar Mesa Project managed by William (Bill) Lipe and R.G. Matson.

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