This lab follows on the Week 6: Point dispersal analysis class exercises.
The Lab 3 homework, due next Monday Nov 13 in class, is an assignment where you take the results of one of these point dispersal analyses and display them on top of a nice looking topographic map. You can make the map coverage either of the Callalli area or of your research area.
So you can combine these into a large-scale map (that is, zoomed in on one site at maybe 1:4000 scale) showing point variability using the Moran's I Index and the Cluster rendering. Pick a good site with interesting variability to zoom in on. You may use one of the values we chose in Lab 6, or pick another value such as Ceramic Style, Vessel Form, or something from the Lithics category. consider labeling the Cluster points by the value of interest. For example, in the class exercise you could have labeled the Hot/Cold cluster values with the Period_Gen value and it would have been clear which clusters we are referring to.
If you do this lab assignment with data from your own research area instead, you'll need to have the appropriate point data for your area. That would mean that you need DEM topographic data and some features distributed into point layers. You also need variability in the attributes, and you can make up some values for this assignment if necessary.
Please include a sentence about the statistical strength of what you're mapping from the Moran's I index.
For cartographic features, below is an example of a Callalli map on a different theme from my dissertation. Try to reproduce some of the cartographic features in your map, such as the title and scale bars.
Print the map to PDF and email it to me at
You can print it to paper if you wish, but I'd be interested in seeing the color version.
Please write with any questions.
You can get some ideas for cartographic layout from this is map from my dissertation showing diagnostic ceramics.