Bert Salwen's (1973) pilot study of dormitory residents' behavior is used to demonstrate that patterning in a modern, above-ground site can be investigated with archaeological techniques. The spatial patterning in 89 dormitory rooms is analyzed to identify the various types of territories maintained by the residents. Several sociocultural variables are then selected to see if specific spatial behavior can be linked with given attributes.
"An Archaeological Analysis of Spatial Patterning in College Dormitory Rooms,"
Northeast Historical Archaeology:
22, Article 11.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/neha/vol22/iss1/11