Using spatial analysis to estimate depopulation for Native American populations in northeastern North America, AD 1616–1645

@article{Jones2012UsingSA,
  title={Using spatial analysis to estimate depopulation for Native American populations in northeastern North America, AD 1616–1645},
  author={Eric E. Jones and Sharon N DeWitte},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Archaeology},
  year={2012},
  volume={31},
  pages={83-92}
}
Eight years ago, Ramenofsky et al. (2003) characterized the discussion of the impact of Old World diseases on Native American populations as almost exclusively historical in nature. They specifically argued for the application of more evolutionary, genetic, and epidemiological theory to research into this topic. We agree with their assessment and further suggest that such research would greatly benefit from spatial analyses of disease spread as well. Using trend surface analysis of existing… Expand

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