US: The Spatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations Program (SPARC), at the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas, is planning to take on five new archaeological research projects in 2016. Some of these are:
- Researchers from Beloit College, Arizona State University and the University of Iowa will work with SPARC researchers to develop a geographic information system and integrate the diverse data collected through their ongoing investigation of Gast Farm, a 32-acre prehistoric site complex in southeast Iowa. This site is important for the understanding of Native American settlements’ spatial organization, ritual behavior, regional interaction, and social complexity.
- Researchers from Harvard University and Cultural Site Research and Management in Baltimore will partner with SPARC researchers to study the relationships between terrain, route ways, and evolving settlement patterns in the Five Lands region during the classic period of Mayan culture at and history in what is now Central America.
Source: University of Arkansas