Geomorphology as an Aid to Mapping Archaeological Resources in NOGAP Areas

Book Chapter
CAA Occasional Paper No. 1 1:55-63 (1991)


By incorporating air photo and surficial geology map interpretations, terrain units are defined. Landscape units combine terrain units and other physical parameters, such as drainage, presence of permafrost, etc., which are thought to affect archaeological potential. Finally, landscape categories based on geomorphology in conjunction with position or geographic location allow for an effective means of classifying the archaeological potential of large areas of landscape.