Spatial analysis in archaeology: moving into new territories

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Abstract

GIS has become an indispensable tool for archaeologists to organize, explore and analyse spatial data. In this introductory chapter, an historical overview of the development of GIS use in archaeology is given. It focuses on three major fields of application: site location analysis, modelling movement and transport and visibility analysis. This state of the art is illustrated by discussing three different case studies. Finally, some thoughts on the future of GIS in archaeology are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Geoarchaeology. New Techniques for Interdisciplinary Human-Environmental Research
EditorsO. Bubenzer, C. Siart, M. Forbriger
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages11
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-25316-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-25314-5
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2017

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