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Modeling landscapes and past vegetation patterns of New Mexico's Rio Del Oso ValleyAuthor(s): Richard D. Periman
Source: Geoarchaeology: An International Journal. 20(2): 193-210.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionHumans have interacted with the landscape and ecosystem of New Mexico's Rio del Oso Valley for thousands of years. Throughout the Holocene, various cultures have dramatically affected and altered the Rio del Oso. An interdisciplinary research approach, incorporating geomorphology, paleobotany, archaeology, and history, provides a broad range of methodologies and data sets of past landscape dynamics. Integrating such data sets in three-dimensional Geographical Information Systems (GIS) models of past vegetation and landscape conditions may enable a view of anthropogenic ecosystem change. Analyses of past land use through landscape models, geoarchaeology, and other methods can provide a greater understanding for current and future ecosystem management.
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CitationPeriman, Richard D. 2005. Modeling landscapes and past vegetation patterns of New Mexico''s Rio Del Oso Valley. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal. 20(2): 193-210.
Keywordsmodeling landscapes, vegetation patterns, Rio Del Oso Valley, New Mexico, Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
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