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.
|Title of host publication||Digital Geoarchaeology. New Techniques for Interdisciplinary Human-Environmental Research|
|Editors||O. Bubenzer, C. Siart, M. Forbriger|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Dec 2017|