Quarter Sections and Forests: An Example of Probability Sampling in the Northeastern Woodlands

  • Lovis W
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Abstract

Problems involved in the application of probability sampling strategies to woodland environments are discussed and illustrated by example. The results of the sample and the field tactics employed in its implementation are appraised. Some directions for the development of specialized field tactics in woodland environments, including the reduction of transect intervals, the use of test-pitting, and the generation of explicit means for survey strategy alteration, are suggested.

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  • archaeology
  • probability
  • sampling

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  • William A Lovis

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