Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Robert Anemone

Second Advisor

Dr. Allen Zagarell

Third Advisor

Dr. Charles Reher

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This research is a multi step method to predict unknown Paleoindian archaeological site locations within Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, situated in the southeastern corner of the state, using a Geographic Information System (GIS). The GIS technology is being used to predict Paleoindian archaeological site locations and will help demonstrate the geographic similarities and differences between already known Paleoindian archaeological sites and random non-site locations in the Pine Bluffs region. Using GIS, one can note the similarities and differences between the Paleoindian sites and the surrounding landscape and, with help of logistic regression analysis, one can predict the location of unknown Paleoindian sites.