posted by rebecca .
what are the three types of settlement patterns?
Since this is not my area of expertise, I searched Google under the key words "'settlement patterns' types" to get this source:
In the future, you can find the information you desire more quickly, if you use appropriate key words to do your own search. Also see http://hanlib.sou.edu/searchtools/.
I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.
*Dispersed settlement pattern: The scattering of houses over a large area
*Linear settlement pattern: The grouping of houses along a line
*Nucleated settlement pattern: The grouping of many houses around a center called a nucleus