Archaeology and Geoinformatics

Archaeology and Geoinformatics : Case Studies from the Caribbean

Edited by Basil A. Reid , Contributions by Douglas V. Armstrong , Contributions by Ivor Conolley , Contributions by Kevin Farmer , Contributions by R. Grant Gilmore , Contributions by Mark W. Hauser , Contributions by Eric C. Klingelhofer , Contributions by David W. Knight , Contributions by Roger H. Leech , Contributions by Stephan Lenik


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This book contains tremendous insight and an excellent grasp of the special geoinformatics needs of Caribbean researchers. Addressing the use of geoinformatics in Caribbean archaeology, this volume is based on case studies drawn from specific island territories, namely, Barbados, St. John, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Eustatius, and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as inter-island interaction and landscape conceptualization in the Caribbean region. Geoinformatics is especially critical within the Caribbean where site destruction is intense due to storm surges, hurricanes, ocean and riverine erosion, urbanization, industrialization, and agriculture, as well as commercial development along the very waterfronts that were home to many prehistoric peoples. By demonstrating that the region is fertile ground for the application of geoinformatics in archaeology, this volume places a well-needed scholarly spotlight on the Caribbean.

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  • Hardback | 296 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • 15 May 2008
  • The University of Alabama Press
  • Alabama
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd
  • 0817316019
  • 9780817316013

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Basil A. Reid is a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.

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"A great contribution to Caribbean and island archaeology since it covers most of the Caribbean and includes a variety of topics, from purely academic studies on migration and slavery, to more applied approaches where geoinformatics is used for CRM purposes." - L. Antonio Curet, The Field Museum "This work is a very useful overview of the current state of the use of GIS and remote sensing technology in the Caribbean that will serve as a benchmark for future studies in the region." - Jay K. Johnson, University of Mississippi"

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