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By Dr. Basil A. Reid, Joshua M. Torres, David W Knight, Ivor Conolley, Kevin Farmer, Reniel Rodríguez Ramos, Bheshem Ramial, Parris Lyew-Ayee, Stephan T. Lenik, Richard Grant Gilmore III, Eric Klingehofer, Mark W. Hauser, Roger Henry Leech

Addressing using geoinformatics in Caribbean archaeology, this quantity is predicated on case reports drawn from particular island territories, specifically, Barbados, St. John, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Eustatius, and Trinidad and Tobago, in addition to inter-island interplay and panorama conceptualization within the Caribbean area. Geoinformatics is mainly serious in the Caribbean the place web site destruction is severe as a result of typhoon surges, hurricanes, ocean and riverine erosion, urbanization, industrialization, and agriculture, in addition to advertisement improvement alongside the very waterfronts that have been domestic to many prehistoric peoples. via demonstrating that the area is fertile flooring for the applying of geoinformatics in archaeology, this quantity areas a well-needed scholarly highlight at the Caribbean.Contributors:Douglas V. Armstrong, Ivor Conolley, Kevin Farmer, R. provide Gilmore III, Mark W. Hauser, Eric Klingelhofer, David W. Knight, Roger H. Leech, Stephan Lenik, Parris Lyew-Ayee, Bheshem Ramlal, Basil A. Reid, Reniel Rodr?guez, Joshua M. Torres

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In this work, we single out the particularity of the Caribbean landscape as an interconnected group of landmasses surrounded by continents, which is markedly different from more isolated archipelagic environments such as the South Pacific (Curet 2004; Keegan and Diamond 1987). The proximity of the islands to one another in the Caribbean Basin and their interconnectivity based on visibility might have provided a sense of continuity, a sense of continentality, whose impacts on the regional interaction and social development of those who lived in the region in pre-Columbian times should be further explored in future studies.

METHODS Weights-of-evidence modeling for the watersheds of South Oropouche, Cipero, and Rest North was applied in seven steps: (1) selection of a descriptive model, (2) selection of exploration (evidence) themes based on the descriptive model, (3) refining the descriptive model based on the exploration (evidence) themes, (4) selection of a training set, (5) testing of the exploration themes to qualify them as viable (predictor) themes, (6) generalizing of evidential themes, and (7) consolidating the themes into archaeological site location predictive models.

For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. You are reading copyrighted material published by the University of Alabama Press. S. Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. 2 Developing Weights-of-Evidence Predictive Models for the Cultural Resource Management of Pre-Columbian Sites in Trinidad Basil A. Reid Aimed at enhancing cultural resource management of Trinidad’s preColumbian sites, this chapter discusses weights-of-evidence models for three watersheds in the south and southwest of Trinidad.

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