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Mn/Model Final Report Phases 1-3, 2002

A Predictive Model of Precontact Archaeological Site Location for the State of Minnesota

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G. Joseph Hudak
Elizabeth Hobbs
Allyson Brooks
Carol Ann Sersland
Crystal Phillips


MnDOT Agreement No. 73217
SHPO Reference Number 95-4098


Table of Contents
bullet Chapter 1 Management Summary
Chapter 2 Research Design and Project Time Line
bullet Chapter 3 Minnesota's Environment and Native American Culture History
Chapter 4 GIS Design
Chapter 5 The Archaeological Database
Chapter 6 Archaeological and Environmental Variables
Chapter 7 Model Development and Evaluation
Chapter 8 Model Results and Interpretations
Chapter 9 Project Applications of Mn/Model
Chapter 10 Model Enhancements
Chapter 11 Mn/Model Implementation
Chapter 12 Landscape Suitability Models for Geologically Buried Precontact Cultural Resources
Chapter 13 Summary and Recommendations
Appendix A Archaeological Predictive Modeling: An Overview
Appendix B Mn/Model GIS Standards and Procedures
Appendix C Archaeology Field Survey Standards, Procedures, and Rationale
Appendix D Archaeological Field Survey Results
Appendix E Geomorphology, Survey Profiles, Sections, and Lists
Appendix F Building a Macrophysical Climate for the State of Minnesota
Appendix G Correspondence of Support for Mn/Model
Appendix H Glossary
List of Figures
List of Tables

The Mn/Model Final Report (Phases 1-3) is available on CD-ROM. Copies may be requested by visiting the contact page.


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