GIS in Archaeology

GIS in Archaeology

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. GIS or Geographic Information Systems has over the last 10 years become an important tool in archaeology. Indeed, archaeologists were some of the early adopters, users, and developers of GIS and GISCience, Geographic Information Science. The combination of GIS and archaeology has been considered a perfect match, since archaeology often involves the study of the spatial dimension of human behavior over time, and all archaeology carries a spatial component. Since archaeology looks at the unfolding of historical events through geography, time and culture, the results of archaeological studies are rich in spatial information. GIS is adept at processing these large volumes of data, especially that which is geographically referenced. It is a cost effective, accurate and fast tool. The tools made available through GIS help in data collection, its storage and retrieval, its manipulation for customized circumstances and, finally, the display of the data so that it is visually comprehensible by the user.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 148 x 224 x 8mm | 117.93g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136500124
  • 9786136500126