Publication Date

12-2014

Committee Chair

Ruijin Ma, Ph.D.

Committee Members

Fang Ren, Ph.D.

Abstract

The knowledge of Puerto Rican archaeological heritage has increased in different perspectives and approaches because of influences of several archaeological theories. The Puerto Rican archaeology scientific transformation applying geographic information systems (GIS) has been conducted but not with the full potential. This project used statistical and spatial analysis to study the archaeological site patterns in Puerto Rico. Using a logistic regression model (LRM), the project developed a predictive model for archaeological sites in Puerto Rico. The predictive model describes high, medium, and low likelihood areas where archaeological sites could be found. Tools and techniques such as Model Builder, photogrammetry analysis, and different sampling methods were implemented to accomplish the goal of this project.

BraceroMarrero_Presentation.pptx (42870 kB)
Predicting Archaeological Sensitivity of Puerto Rico using GIS (Presentation)

Poster PMA Loderay Bracero.pdf (643 kB)
Predicting Archaeological Sensitivity of Puerto Rico using GIS (Poster)

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