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Beyond the Map : Archaeology and Spatial Technologies - G. Lock

Beyond the Map

Archaeology and Spatial Technologies

By: G. Lock (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9781586030216
Number Of Pages: 264

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This set of papers by European and North American archaeologists explore the interface between new spatial technologies and areas of theoretical concern in spatial archaeology. Differing aspects of landscape, such as vision, perception and movement, are explored through a series of case studies that focus on how spatial technologies can influence archaeological interpretation and to what extent these new technologies can be manipulated to take us beyond 2-dimensional maps. Individual site-based analyses and new applications of predictive modelling are also presented and assessed together with the wider questions of spatial technologies within heritage management.

List of contributors
Introduction: Return to Ravello
Vision, perception and GIS: developing enriched approaches to the study of archaeological visibilityp. 1
Perception and viewsheds: are they mutually inclusive?p. 28
Understanding wetland archaeological landscapes: GIS, environmental analysis and landscape reconstruction; pathways and narrativesp. 49
Session 1 discussion: A particular viewp. 60
Understanding movement: a pilot model towards the sociology of movementp. 65
Topographic and cultural influences on walking the Ridgeway in later prehistoric timesp. 85
Quantifying the non-quantifiable: studying hunter-gatherer landscapesp. 101
Session 2 discussion: Moving GIS: exploring movement within prehistoric cultural landscapes using GISp. 116
Land evaluation as predictive modelling: a deductive approachp. 124
Understanding Roman settlement patterns through multivariate statistics and predictive modellingp. 147
A GIS-based analysis of the Etruscan cemetery of Pontecagnano using fuzzy logicp. 157
Session 3 discussion: Comments on archaeological predictionp. 180
Ancient and new pompeii: a project for monitoring archaeological sites in densely populated areasp. 187
Archaeology and virtual micro-topography: the creation of DEMs for reconstructing fossil landscapes by Remote Sensing and GIS applicationsp. 199
Beyond the map: harmonising research and Cultural Resource Managementp. 214
Session 4 discussion: Archaeology, GIS Cultural Resource Managementp. 229
Author indexp. 236
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ISBN: 9781586030216
ISBN-10: 1586030213
Series: NATO Science Series A: Life Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1