DCN-31: Mapping Tasmania’s cultural landscapes: using habitat suitability modelling of archaeological sites as a landscape history tool, an archaeological GIS dataset, was submitted by Erin Clary and curated for the DCN by Melinda Kernik.

Erin submitted this dataset to take advantage of the network’s GIS expertise, and noted that a DCN expert in this area would be able to make specific recommendations to the data author.

Melinda concluded that the dataset would benefit from additional documentation to aid in later interpretation of the data. Specifically, Melinda recommended the data author provide information about how the data files were created, descriptions of the variables used in the analysis, information about the tools used in the analysis, and original sources for the raw data.

Due to Melinda’s expertise, major curation actions were taken (files updated/added, metadata edited/added) – the data author accepted Melinda’s recommendations and provided all of the requested documentation.

For more details please click the linked dataset identifier above. Thanks to Melinda and Erin!


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