A test of the relationship between site size and population

Katharina J. Schreiber, Keith Kintigh

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Archaeologists, especially those doing regional surveys, generally assume that there is a correlation between the areal extent of a habitation site and the number of people living at that site. This paper uses a combination of archaeological and historical data from the Peruvian Andes to examine this assumption. We find that, in this case, only a weak correlation holds between these two factors. However, a consideration of site function and topography may render the apparent ambiguities understandable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-579
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Antiquity
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Archaeology
  • Museology


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