Digital Archaeology

Bridging Method and Theory

Author: Patrick Daly,Thomas Laurence Evans,Patrick T. Daly

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415310482

Category: History

Page: 262

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The use of computers in archaeology is entering a new phase of unparalleled development, moving on from a specialist methodology on the margins to a powerful practical and analytical tool used across all areas of archaeological interest. With a thorough examination of the ways in which both everyday and cutting-edge technologies can be used to inform and enhance traditional methods, this book brings together ideology from the academic world and pragmatic, concrete examples to show how fieldwork, theory and technology fit together today as never before. Covering a history of the rise of computer use in archaeology as well as a thorough assessment of a number of high profile examples such as the Ferrybridge Chariot, this book shows how new technologies have been implemented into both theory and method as an integral part of the archaeological process. With contributions from renowned experts, experienced professionals and emerging names in the field, this unique, forward-thinking book brings together previously disparate aspects of archaeology in a new holistic approach to the study of the past. A companion website is also available to allow further study of the images included.

Enter the Past

The E-way Into the Four Dimensions of Cultural Heritage : CAA 2003, Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology ; Proceedings of the 31st Conference, Vienna, Austria, April 2003

Author: Stadtarchäologie Wien

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports

ISBN: 9781841715926

Category: Archaeology

Page: 571

View: 8942

This volume presents the complete proceedings of the 31st Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology held in Vienna in 2003. Over 130 technical and specialised papers are divided into sixteen sections: archaeological processes; archaeological prospection; archaeometry; Computer Aided Design; computer applications in osteology; computerised methods for rescue archaeology; cultural heritage management; cultural heritage and the public; database applications; Geographical Information System; integrating scientific results in archaeological processes; internet applications; photogrammetry; statistic and quantitative methods; survey and Geographical Positioning Systems; virtual reality. The case studies are worldwide and cover all periods.

Sampling in Archaeology

Author: Clive Orton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521566667

Category: History

Page: 261

View: 7168

The first overview of sampling for archaeologists for over twenty years, this manual offers a comprehensive account of the application of statistical sampling theory that is essential to modern archaeological practice, at a range of scales, from the regional to the microscopic. It includes a discussion of the relevance of sampling theory to archaeological interpretation, and considers its fundamental place in fieldwork and post excavation study. It demonstrates the vast range of techniques that are available, only some of which are widely used by archaeologists. A section on statistical theory also reviews the latest developments in the field, and the presentation is clear and user friendly. The formal mathematics is available in an appendix, which is cross-referenced with the main text.

The Cultural Landscape & Heritage Paradox

Protection and Development of the Dutch Archaeological-historical Landscape and Its European Dimension

Author: Tom Bloemers,Henk Kars,Arnold Van der Valk

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089641556

Category: Social Science

Page: 739

View: 3507

The basic problem is to what extent we can know past and mainly invisible landscapes, and how we can use this still hidden knowledge for actual sustainable management of landscape's cultural and historical values. It has also been acknowledged that heritage management is increasingly about 'the management of future change rather than simply protection'. This presents us with a paradox: to preserve our historic environment, we have to collaborate with those who wish to transform it and, in order to apply our expert knowledge, we have to make it suitable for policy and society. The answer presented by the Protection and Development of the Dutch Archaeological-Historical Landscape programme (pdl/bbo) is an integrative landscape approach which applies inter- and transdisciplinarity, establishing links between archaeological-historical heritage and planning, and between research and policy.

Archaeology in the age of the internet

CAA 97 : computer applications and quantitative methods in archaeology : proceedings of the 25th anniversary conference, University of Birmingham, April 1997

Author: Lucie Dingwall

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 1780

Papers given to celebrate 25 years of 'Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology' in Birmingham spring 1997. Subjects cover archaeological prospection, databases and databanks, mathematical applications, including scholars such as A. Aspinall, J. G. B. Haigh, Jennifer Stewart, C. Orton and many others. More than eighty papers and/or abstracts.

GIS Guide to Good Practice

Author: Archaeology Data Service

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 88

View: 2728

This guide provides advice on good practice in GIS.

Beyond the map

archaeology and spatial technologies

Author: Gary R. Lock

Publisher: Ios Pr Inc

ISBN: 9781586030216

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 3114

This set of papers by European and North American archaeologists explore the interface between new spatial technologies and areas of theoretical concern in spatial archaeology. Differing aspects of landscape, such as vision, perception and movement, are explored through a series of case studies that focus on how spatial technologies can influence archaeological interpretation and to what extent these new technologies can be manipulated to take us beyond 2-dimensional maps. Individual site-based analyses and new applications of predictive modelling are also presented and assessed together with the wider questions of spatial technologies within heritage management.

The Future of Surface Artefact Survey in Europe

Author: John L. Bintliff,Martin Kuna,Natalie Venclová

Publisher: Equinox

ISBN: 9781841271347

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 120

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Nine studies, taken from a session at the EAA meeting in Riga in 1996, focus on the current application and future directions for surface survey techniques. Contents: Editorial overview (John Bintliff, Martin Kuna & Natalie Venclov?); Future directions for surface survey in Greece (John Bintliff); Future directions in Italian field survey (Nicola Terrenato); Surface artefact studies in the Czech Republic (Martin Kuna); Reflections on the future for surface lithic artefact study in England (John Schofield); Territorie et peuplement en France, de l'Age du Fer au Moyen Age (Claude Raynaud); The past, present and future of the Polish Archaeological Record Project (Paul Barford, Wojciech Brzezinski & Zbigniew Kobylinski); Surveying prehistoric industrial activities (Evzen Neustupny & Natalia Vanclov?); Utility of the GIS approach in the collection, management storage and analysis of surface survey data

Archaeology of landscapes and geographic information systems

predictive maps, settlement dynamics and space and territory in prehistory

Author: Brandenburgisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologisches Landesmuseum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Landscape archaeology

Page: 312

View: 9294

Enter the Past

The E-way Into the Four Dimensions of Cultural Heritage : CAA 2003, Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology ; Proceedings of the 31st Conference, Vienna, Austria, April 2003

Author: N.A

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: 571

View: 2721

This volume presents the complete proceedings of the 31st Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology held in Vienna in 2003. Over 130 technical and specialised papers are divided into sixteen sections: archaeological processes; archaeological prospection; archaeometry; Computer Aided Design; computer applications in osteology; computerised methods for rescue archaeology; cultural heritage management; cultural heritage and the public; database applications; Geographical Information System; integrating scientific results in archaeological processes; internet applications; photogrammetry; statistic and quantitative methods; survey and Geographical Positioning Systems; virtual reality. The case studies are worldwide and cover all periods.

The future of memory

Author: Giulio Blasi

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 177

View: 5663

Computing Archaeology for Understanding the Past

CAA 2000 : Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology : Proceedings of the 28th Conference, Ljubljana, April 2000

Author: Zoran Stančič,Tatjana Veljanovski

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 9608

A series of 51 papers forming the Proceedings of the 28th CAA Conference held at Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2000 focusing on computer applications and quantative methods in European and American archaeology. The papers, which are all in English, are divided into eight sections: Documentation and recording of sites and field survey data; Artefact analysis and classification; National and regional SMR; Intra site spatial analysis; Archaeological regional spatial analysis and predictive modelling; Future trends in spatial analyses; Presentation of archaeological data; Public access to archaeological heritage.

Towards Reflexive Method in Archaeology

The Example at Çatalhöyük

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

ISBN: 9781902937021

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 7148

The aim of the volume is to discuss some of the reflexive or postprocessual methods that have been introduced at Catalhoyuk in the work there since 1993. These methods involve reflexivity, interactivity, multivocality and contextuality or relationality. The methods themselves are described, as are the difficulties of introducing them. Some of the potentials and implications of these approaches are discussed. The three sections of the volume deal with the integration of interpretation at the point of discovery - in the excavation and in the laboratory; with the problem of representing the past in the contested and multivocal context; and with presenting the past to local and global audiences and participants.

Archaeological Research Agenda for the Avebury World Heritage Site

Author: N.A

Publisher: Wessex Archeology

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 103

View: 5922

Avebury is one of the few places in southern Britain to have acted as a focus for ceremonial and ritual activity during the Neolithic and early Bronze Age. The rich collection of archaeological sites, some visible and some buried, exerted physical and cultural influence on the landscape and environment for millennia. This volume forms the first formal research agenda for a World Heritage Site and is the result of several years' work by leading specialists. An introductory discussion of the specific research requirements of such an extraordinary site is followed by a Resource Assessment, a Research Agenda and a study of Research Strategies. These sections are arranged chronologically and cover the Palaeolithic through to the Saxon and medieval periods. The final section examines the methods and techniques used to gather data. These include geophysical survey, fieldwalking, aerial survey, evaluation and excavation, GIS survey and metal detecting. Contributors include Andrew J Lawson, Rosemary M J Cleal, Bryn Walters, Andrew Reynolds, Chris Gingell, Mark Corney, Gill Swanton, Peter Fowler, Michael J Allen, Mark Bowden and Nick Burton.