Spatial analysis in archaeology: moving into new territories

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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
Subtitle of host publicationNew Techniques for Interdisciplinary Human-Environmental Research
EditorsC. Siart, M. Forbriger, O. Bubenzer
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319253169
ISBN (Print)9783319253145, 9783319797687
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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