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Archaeology And Geographic Information Systems : A European Perspective - Gary R. Lock

Archaeology And Geographic Information Systems

A European Perspective

By: Gary R. Lock (Editor), Zoran Stancic (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 11th July 1995
ISBN: 9780748402083
Number Of Pages: 319

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Geographic information systems GIS applications are viewed with increasing interest by the archaeology community and this book, with its diversity of topics and authorship, should be a useful resource. Complementing the volume "Interpreting Space" Taylor & Francis, 1990, which focused on North American archaeology, this title further develops themes within a specifically - though not exclusively - European context.; It is apparent that there are fundamental differences between North American and European archaeological uses of GIS. Primarily these differences lie in the types of evidence for past landscapes that are available for study in the two continents, and secondly in the different approaches to archaeology and specifically the theory and practice of landscape archaeology. This title centres on the role of archaeological theory in cultural resource management CRM and in GIS applications generally. It showcases the important debate which takes the emphasis away from the technology of GIS and places it back within the central concerns of archaeology and particularly European archaeology.; "Archaeology and GIS" includes material on such concerns as CRM applications, landscape archaeology, intra-site applications and explicitly theoretical concerns, thus representing the state of GIS applications in European archaeology. Contributions come from countries such as France, Italy, Hungary, UK, USA, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Spain, Slovenia and Finland.

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
A view from across the water: the North American experience in archaeological GISp. 1
The use of GIS for archaeological resource management in France: the SCALA project, with a case study in Picardiep. 15
GIS and archaeological resource management: a European agendap. 27
To be or not to be: will an object-space-time GIS/AIS become a scientific reality or end up an archaeological entity?p. 43
Using GIS with non-systematic survey data: the Mediterranean evidencep. 55
Flood dynamics and settlement in the Tisza valley of north-east Hungary: GIS and the Upper Tisza projectp. 67
Data recording and GIS applications in landscape and intra-site analysis: case studies in progress at the Archaeological Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciencesp. 85
The spatial analysis of Bell Beaker sites in the Madrid region of Spainp. 101
Prehistoric location preferences: an application of GIS to the Vinorsky potok project, Bohemia, the Czech Republicp. 117
Beyond GISp. 133
Perceiving time and space in an isostatically rising regionp. 141
GIS on different spatial levels and the Neolithization process in the south-eastern Netherlandsp. 153
Cumulative viewshed analysis: a GIS-based method for investigating intervisibility, and its archaeological applicationp. 171
Some criteria for modelling socio-economic activities in the Bronze Age of south-east Spainp. 187
The impact of GIS on archaeology: a personal perspectivep. 211
Scientific visualization and archaeological landscape: the case study of a terramarra, Italyp. 231
Towards a study of ancient Greek landscapes: the Perseus GISp. 239
The potential of GIS-based studies of Iron Age cultural landscapes in Eastern Norwayp. 249
GIS applications at the Hungarian National Museum, Department of Informationp. 261
GIS and excavation: a cautionary tale from Shepton Mallet, Somerset, Englandp. 269
Spatial relations in Roman Iron Age settlements in the Assendelver Polders, The Netherlandsp. 287
Another way to deal with maps in archaeological GISp. 301
Humans and PETS in spacep. 313
How to look good and influence people: thoughts on the design and interpretation of an archaeological GISp. 319
Future enhancements to GIS: implications for archaeological theoryp. 335
Toward an evaluation of GIS in European archaeology: the past, present and future of theory and applicationsp. 349
Postscript: GIS, environmental determinism and archaeologyp. 367
Indexp. 383
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ISBN: 9780748402083
ISBN-10: 074840208X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 319
Published: 11th July 1995
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 17.78  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.0
Edition Number: 1

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