Space & Spatial Analysis in Archaeology

Space & Spatial Analysis in Archaeology

FichaTextoEditorial University of Calgary Press

FichaTextoPaginas 406

FichaTextoAno 2005

FichaTextoEan 9781552381687


Spatial analysis is the archaeology of space & place & is concerned with the creation of a cultural landscape focusing on archaeoastronomy, geoarchaeology & ancient landscapes. Incorporating emerging technology such as GPS positioning & new forms of diagnostic imaging, spatial analysis can enable scientists to study the wider landscape of ancient human settlements. The ability to peer through time & clearly view the distribution of settlements & particular landforms, & to determine resource areas, provides researchers with invaluable information regarding the social relations, economy & ecology of any community in the distant past. The papers were selected from the 34th Chacmool Archaeological Conference, designed to examine human interaction with the environment, both physically & cognitively.