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Caddo Archeology Journal

Abstract

The importance of the use of a Geographic Information System (GIS) in archaeological applications has been demonstrated previously (Allen et al. 1990; Hodder and Orton 1976; Kvamme 1999, 2007; Neubauer 2004; Wheatley and Gillings 2002). The value of using a GIS approach is an ability to conduct multivariate spatial analyses in order to visualize complex social relationships, interactions, and distributions across a broad cultural landscape (Anselin 2005; Maguire 2005). Within Caddo archaeology, the utilization of GIS functionality to explore spatial phenomenon has been employed in a variety of ways, such as site organization and interaction (Brooks 2012; Lockhart 2010, 2012; Vogel 2012), material distribution and exchange (McKinnon 2011, 2015), and environmental modeling and landscape reconstruction (Lockhart 2007; Williams 2007), to name a few. The following report adds to the growing list of GIS-based case studies in Caddo archaeology with preliminary results of an on-going project evaluating the distribution of visual imagery depicted on a select corpus of whole Caddo ceramic vessels.

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