DIGSS is a simulation tool to estimate the rate of success that surveys possessing user-specific characteristics have in identifying archaeological sites (or any groups of clouds of objects), given specific parameters of survey area, survey methods, and site properties.

A detailed description of application of the package to archaeology can be found in:

Pestle WJ, Hubbell C, Hubbe M (Submitted) (DIGSS) Determination of intervals using georeferenced survey simulation: An R package for subsurface survey. PLoS One.


You can install the released version of DIGSS from CRAN with:


And the development version from GitHub with:

# install.packages("devtools")

Running DIGSS

A detailed description of DIGSS and examples of its use can be found in its vignette, accessible with:


DIGSS has also been developed as a Shiny app, with more user-friendly interface: https://markhubbe.shinyapps.io/digss/