INSTITUTO ARGENTINO DE NIVOLOGIA, GLACIOLOGIA Y CIENCIAS AMBIENTALES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
Distributional studies in the Diamante Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: a methodological approach
CLARA OTAOLA; GIARDINA MIGUEL; FRANCHETTI FERNANDO
Congreso; 81st, Annual Meeting; 2016
Society for American Archaeology
We present a random sampling design for the Diamante Valley, Mendoza, Argentina. We selected 3 areas located in the highlands, the piedmont and the lowlands. The aim is to test differences and variability in the use of the space. Each of the areas is constituted by 100 Km2 and was divided by GIS in 10,000 sampling units of 10,000 m2. 122 units have been selected randomly in each of the areas. From data available of neighboring areas we generated expectations of material densities and archaeological sites. In this first stage, we show the results of 30 percent coverage in the piedmont and the lowlands units. Finally, we compare these results with lineal transects done in the piedmont.