Date of Award
Masters Capstone Project
M.S. in Geographic Information Science
College of Natural Science and Mathematics, Geography and the Environment
Cultural resources, Walnut Canyon, Flagstaff, Arizona, Geostatistical and spatial analysis techniques of directional distribution
Predicting locations of cultural resource in the Walnut Canyon Study Area near Flagstaff, Arizona was accomplished by using geostatistical and spatial analysis techniques of Directional Distribution, Kernel Density, and Average Nearest Neighbor. Known cultural resource sites within Walnut Canyon National Monument were analyzed to identify spatial patterns and densities to apply the results to the study area. Cultural resource sites are predicted to be highly clustered within 200 feet of fresh water sources as well as in woodland and shrub land vegetation types. Results can be used for land-use managers to identify areas to survey with high potential of containing cultural resources.
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Pernice, Laura, "Using GIS to Predict Areas of Cultural Resources Within the Walnut Canyon Study Area near Flagstaff, Arizona" (2014). Geography and the Environment: Graduate Student Capstones. 56.