Discovering architectural patterning at a complex site

Charles L. Redman, Ronald D. Anzalone

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To enabJe systematic interpretive studies of community organization and population, two techniques are advocated: [1] a probability sampling technique for the selection of at least a portion of a site's excavation units and [2] the systematic recording of architectural space. A substantive exampie is drawn from the investigations of a historic period town in northern Morocco, Qsar es-Seghir. Anaiyses of architectural remains produced information on the overall nature of land use, general layout of the community, and two alternative methods of estimating population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-290
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Antiquity
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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