Over the past 30+ years, compliance-based archaeological projects conducted on the Davy Crockett National Forest have yielded an impressive contribution to the archaeological record. However, those efforts were limited to specific survey areas based upon specific needs. To begin to address survey bias and the impact that it can have on site probability models, a stratified random sample of 50 locations was generated for the forest. In early 2018, a public archaeology (Passport-in-Time) project was used to engage interested volunteers who assisted in testing these sample locations. These results, as well as other new data, were added to the maxent site probability model in advance of running a second iteration. A second call for volunteers in early 2019 will aid with site relocation and delineation of known resources, as well as an additional test using a new stratified random sample.
Garcia, Juanita D.; Selden, Robert Z. Jr.; and Foxe, David A., "Addressing Survey Bias: Maxent Models and Public Archaeology at the Davy Crockett National Forest" (2018). CRHR: Archaeology. 281.