Archaeological Spatial Analysis

Author: Mark Gillings
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351243845
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Effective spatial analysis is an essential element of archaeological research; this book is a unique guide to choosing the appropriate technique, applying it correctly and understanding its implications both theoretically and practically. Focusing upon the key techniques used in archaeological spatial analysis, this book provides the authoritative, yet accessible, methodological guide to the subject which has thus far been missing from the corpus. Each chapter tackles a specific technique or application area and follows a clear and coherent structure. First is a richly referenced introduction to the particular technique, followed by a detailed description of the methodology, then an archaeological case study to illustrate the application of the technique, and conclusions that point to the implications and potential of the technique within archaeology. The book is designed to function as the main textbook for archaeological spatial analysis courses at undergraduate and post-graduate level, while its user-friendly structure makes it also suitable for self-learning by archaeology students as well as researchers and professionals.

The Interpretation Of Archaeological Spatial Patterning

Author: Ellen M. Kroll
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 148992602X
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Investigations of archaeological intrasite spatial patterns have generally taken one of two directions: studies that introduced and explored methods for the analysis of archaeological spatial patterns or those that described and analyzed the for mation of spatial patterns in actuaiistic-ethnographic, experimental, or natu ral-contexts. The archaeological studies were largely quantitative in nature, concerned with the recognition and definition of patterns; the actualistic efforts were often oriented more toward interpretation, dealing with how patterns formed and what they meant. Our research group on archaeological spatial analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been working for several years on both quantitative and interpretive problems. Both lines of investigation are closely related and are important complements. In order to demonstrate the convergence of archaeological and actualistic studies for the understanding of intrasite spatial patterns, we organized a sympo sium at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology in Toronto, Canada, in May 1987. The symposium, titled "The Interpretation of Stone Age Archaeological Spatial Patterns," was organized into two sessions. The six papers presented in the morning session, five of which comprise Part I of this volume, focused on ethnoarchaeological and experimental research. Michael Schiffer was the discussant for this half of the symposium. Our intention for the ethnoarchaeological contributions to the symposium and volume was the delin eation of some of the significant accomplishments achieved thus far by actualistic studies regarding the formation of spatial patterns.

Space And Spatial Analysis In Archaeology

Author: University of Calgary. Archaeological Association. Conference
Editor: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826340221
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The archaeology of space and place is examined in this selection of papers from the 34th annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference.

Intrasite Spatial Analysis In Archaeology

Author: Harold Hietala
Editor: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521250719
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Most people recognise that their patterns of personal behaviour are defined and restricted by their living space. It is, therefore, highly likely that, as the human race evolved from its earliest form as hunters and gatherers, living together in groups in caves or open-air sites, to the urban, industrialised communities of today, changes in human space have had a profound effect on human behaviour patterns. This volume is devoted to a study of archaeological and statistical methods for discovering patterned behaviour as it relates to intrasite data. The individual contributions cover a broad spectrum of theoretical and methodological perspectives and present a range of applications from investigations of early hominid activity at Olduvai Gorge, simple and complex village societies, and the Mesoamerican metropolis of Teotihucán to a medieval Turkish fortress and modern Aboriginal sites in Australia

Spatial Analysis Of Archaeological Sites Within The Middle Cuyahoga River Valley Between Early Woodland And Whittlesey Periods With Respect To Ecological Factors For Settlement Pattern

Author: Duncan C. Wilkie
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Spatial Analysis In Archaeology

Author: Ian Hodder
Editor: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521297387
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This 1976 text is a pioneering study in the applications to archaeology of modern statistical and quantitative techniques. The authors show how these techniques, when sensitively employed, can dramatically extend and refine the information presented in distribution maps and other analyses of spatial relationships. Techniques of interpretation 'by inspection' can now be made more powerful and rigorous; at the same time interest has turned from the examination of such sites and artefacts as 'things' to the spatial relationships between such things, their relationships to one another and to landscape features, soils and other resources. This book was the first to apply the available techniques systematically to the special problems and interests of archaeologists. It also demonstrates to geographers and other social scientists who may be familiar with analogous applications in their own fields the exciting interdisciplinary developments this facilitates, for example in studies of exchange networks, trade and settlement patterns, and cultural history.

Mappa Pisa In The Middle Ages

Author: Gabriele Gattiglia
Editor: Edizioni Nuova Cultura
ISBN: 8868120941
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This volume represents the third edition of a work cycle that started in 2006 for my PhD thesis. The thesis was presented in 2010 (first edition, Gattiglia 2010), partially published as a summary monograph in 2011 (second edition, Gattiglia 2011) or in articles (Gattiglia 2012, Gattiglia 2012a, Gattiglia 2011a), and now (third edition) takes the form of a more comprehensive publication in the light of new data. Over the past two years, the work study on Pisa, not only relating to the Middle Ages, continued within the MAPPA (Metodologie Applicate alla Predittività del Potenziale – Methodologies Applied to Archaeological Potential Predictivity) project, allowing a widespread collection of data thanks to which it was possible to explain more fully the hydro-geological, geomorphological and topographic context and to check (and in many cases change) part of the assumptions made.

Arcospace

Author: H. P. Blankholm
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Geographical Information Systems In Archaeology

Author: James Conolly
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521793300
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Geographical Information Systems has moved from the domain of the computer specialist into the wider archaeological community, providing it with an exciting new research method. This clearly written but rigorous book provides a comprehensive guide to that use. Topics covered include: the theoretical context and the basics of GIS; data acquisition including database design; interpolation of elevation models; exploratory data analysis including spatial queries; statistical spatial analysis; map algebra; spatial operations including the calculation of slope and aspect, filtering and erosion modeling; methods for analysing regions; visibility analysis; network analysis including hydrological modeling; the production of high quality output for paper and electronic publication; and the use and production of metadata. Offering an extensive range of archaeological examples, it is an invaluable source of practical information for all archaeologists, whether engaged in cultural resource management or academic research. This is essential reading for both the novice and the advanced user.

Spatial Technology And Archaeology

Author: David Wheatley
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466576618
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Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and related spatial technologies have a new and powerful role to play in archaeological interpretation. Beginning with a conceptual approach to the representation of space adopted by GIS, this book examines spatial databases; the acquisition and compilation of data; the analytical compilation of data; the analytical functionality of GIS; and the creation and utilization of critical foundation data layers such as the Digital Elevation Model (DEM). The ways in which GIS can most usefully facilitate archaeological analysis and interpretation are then explored particularly as a tool for the management of archaeological resources. Formal analysis of archaeological material, and the use of trend surface, contouring and interpolation procedures are considered along with predictive modeling analysis of visibility and intervisibility. Finally there is a discussion of leading-edge issues, including three-dimensional GIS, object-oriented GIS, the relationship between GIS and 'Virtual Reality' technologies, and the integration of GIS with distributed systems and the Internet. The approach is light, and technical detail is kept to a minimum, recognizing that most readers are simply interested in using GIS effectively. The text is carefully illustrated with worked case-studies using archaeological data. Spatial Technology and Archaeology provides a single reference source for archaeologists, students, professionals, and academics in archaeology as well as those in anthropology and related disciplines.

Cueva Blanca

Author: Kent V. Flannery
Editor: U OF M MUSEUM ANTHRO ARCHAELOGY
ISBN: 0915703912
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Cueva Blanca lies in a volcanic tuff cliff some 4 km northwest of Mitla, Oaxaca, Mexico. It is one of a series of Archaic sites excavated by Kent Flannery and Frank Hole as part of a project on the prehistory and human ecology of the Valley of Oaxaca. The oldest stratigraphic level in Cueva Blanca yielded Late Pleistocene fauna, including some species no longer present in southern Mexico. The second oldest level, Zone E, produced Early Archaic material with calibrated dates as old as 11,000–10,000 BC . Zones D and C provided a rich Late Archaic assemblage whose closest ties are with the Abejas phase of Puebla’s Tehuacán Valley (fourth millennium BC). Spatial analyses undertaken on the Archaic living floors include (1) the drawing of density contours for tools and animal bones; (2) a search for Archaic tool kits using rank-order and cluster analysis; and (3) an attempt to define Binfordian “drop zones” using an approach drawn from computer vision.

A Spatial Analysis Of Archaeological Sites From Zimbabwe

Author: Paul J. J. Sinclair
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Quantifying The Present And Predicting The Past

Author: William James Judge
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A Spatial Analysis Of Artifact Distribution On A Boreal Forest Archaeological Site

Author: John W. Ives
Editor: Alberta Culture, Historical Resources Division
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Master's thesis. Analysis of the Indian artifacts at a site at Eaglenest Portage in the Birch Mountains of northeastern Alberta.

Archaeology And Geographic Information Systems

Author: Gary R Lock
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780748402083
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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.

Spatial Analysis Using Gis In Maritime Archaeology

Author: Jun Kimura
Editor: Flinders University Department of Archaeology
ISBN: 9781920736255
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Exploratory Multivariate Analysis In Archaeology

Author: M. J. Baxter
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Explains various statistical analysis methods most commonly being used in archaeology: principal component, correspondence, cluster, and discriminant. Concentrates on methods for which software is available, illustrating their use with real data sets. Includes an extensive bibliography. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

For Concordance In Archaeological Analysis

Author: Christopher Carr
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Spatial Archaeology

Author: David L. Clarke
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Space Archaeology S Final Frontier An Intercontinental Approach

Author: Roderick B. Salisbury
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443808008
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This book discusses the cultural, social and archaeological aspects of space and the impact of spatial concepts in practical archaeological case studies. It summarizes recent developments and looks to the future, exploring some of the cutting-edge ideas in spatial method and theory. The past decade has seen significant advances in the tools available for spatial analysis in archaeology, and theory and method regarding the spatial character of archaeology must keep pace with these advances. Geomorphological and geochemical techniques, geographic information systems, remotely sensed data, virtual reality and electronic survey technology provide new opportunities, but also require new ideas. This book gives us insight into the ways that people have used space to subsist, to recreate their culture in their ‘homelands’ or in new areas, or impose their culture on others. Contributors address the way archaeological notions of space and deep time can add to society’s understanding of landscape, social relationships, past environment and cultural heritage. The contributions from Europe and North America demonstrate intercontinental connections and explore ways of using dynamic models of spatial patterning to assess human activity within natural and cultural landscapes.