Fort Polk Military Reservation encompasses approximately 139,000
acres in western Louisiana 40 miles southwest of Alexandria. As a
result of federal mandates for cultural resource investigation,
more archaeological work has been undertaken there, beginning in
the 1970s, than has occurred at any other comparably sized area in
Louisiana or at most other localities in the southeastern United
States. The extensive program of survey, excavation, testing, and
large-scale data and artifact recovery, as well as historic and
archival research, has yielded a massive amount of information.
While superbly curated by the U.S. Army, the material has been
difficult to examine and comprehend in its totality.
With this volume, Anderson and Smith collate and synthesize all
the information into a comprehensive whole. Included are previous
investigations, an overview of local environmental conditions, base
military history and architecture, and the prehistoric and historic
cultural sequence. An analysis of location, environmental, and
assemblage data employing a sample of more than 2,800 sites and
isolated finds was used to develop a predictive model that
identifies areas where significant cultural resources are likely to
occur. Developed in 1995, this model has already proven to be
highly accurate and easy to use.
"Archaeology, History, and Predictive Modeling" will allow
scholars to more easily examine the record of human activity over
the past 13,000 or more years in this part of western Louisiana and
adjacent portions of east Texas. It will be useful to southeastern
archaeologists and anthropologists, both professional and
David G. Anderson is an archaeologist with the National Park
Service's Southeast Archeological Center in Tallahassee, Florida,
and coeditor of "The Woodland Southeast."Steven D. Smith is with
SCIAA in Columbia, South Carolina. J.W. Joseph and Mary Beth Reed
are with New South Associates in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
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