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    Archaeology and Geoinformatics: Case Studies from the Caribbean (Caribbean Archaeology and Ethnohistory) (Hardback) 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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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    Archaeology and Geoinformatics
    Subtitle
    Case Studies from the Caribbean
    Authors and contributors
    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
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780817316013
    ISBN 10: 0817316019
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KJ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC subject category V2: RGV
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS041000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET038
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CARIBB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 81
    BISAC V2.8: TEC036000, SOC002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1KJ
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 972.900285
    LC classification: F1619 .A73 2008
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: NKD, RGV
    Edition
    2, New edition
    Edition statement
    2nd
    Publisher
    The University of Alabama Press
    Imprint name
    The University of Alabama Press
    Publication date
    15 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Alabama
    Author Information
    Basil A. Reid is a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.
    Review quote
    "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"