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Archaeology and Geoinformatics: Case Studies from the Caribbean

Archaeology and Geoinformatics: Case Studies from the Caribbean

Paperback Caribbean Archaeology and Ethnohistory

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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  • Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
  • Format: Paperback | 234 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 20mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Alabama
  • ISBN 10: 0817354700
  • ISBN 13: 9780817354701
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Extended.
  • Illustrations note: b/w figs and pls
  • Sales rank: 687,880

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Oxbow says: Geoinformatics is an inter-disciplinary field of study that combines the use of information and technologies from GIS, GPS, satellite imagery, aerial photography, cartography, geophysical survey and photogrammetry. This collection of nine papers steers away from North Amercian and European case studies, to focus instead on the Caribbean. With studies from Barbados, St. John, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Eustatius, Trinidad and Tobago, the application of geoinformatics can be seen to have signified an important advancement in Caribbean archaeology, especially due to the increased threats to archaeological sites from urban growth, agriculture, mining, land erosion, and climatic events.

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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"