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GIS and Archaeological Site Location Modelling

By: M Mehrer and K Wescott

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CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #150620 | ISBN: 0415315484
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Although archaeologists are using GIS technology at an accelerating rate, publication of their work has not kept pace. A state-of-the-art exploration the subject, "GIS and Archaeological Site Location Modeling" pulls together discussions of theory and methodology, scale, data, quantitative methods, and cultural resource management and uses location models and case studies to illustrate these concepts. This book, written by a distinguished group of international authors, reassesses the practice of predictive modeling as it now exists and examines how it has become useful in new ways. A guide to spatial procedures used in archaeology, the book provides a comprehensive treatment of predictive modeling. It draws together theoretical models and case studies and explains how modeling may be applied to future projects. The book illustrates the various aspects of academic and practical applications of predictive modeling. It also discusses the need to assess the reliability of the results and the implications of reliability assessment on the further development of predictive models. Of the books available on GIS, some touch on archaeological applications but few cover the topic in such depth. Both up to date and containing case studies from a wide range of geographical locations including Europe, the USA, and Australia, this book sets a baseline for future developments.


INTRODUCTIONThere and Back Again: Revisiting Archaeological Locational Modeling, K. KvammeTHEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUESEnhancing Predictive Archaeological Modeling: Integrating Location, Landscape, and Culture, G. Lock and T. HarrisOne Step Beyond: Adaptive Sampling and Analysis Techniques to Increase the Value of Predictive Models, K.L. WescottISSUES OF SCALEModeling for Management in a Compliance World, C.D. Dore and L. WandsniderProblems in Paleolithic Land Evaluation: A Cautionary Tale, H. KamermansRegional Dynamics of Hunting and Gathering: An Australian Case Study Using Archaeological Predictive Modeling, M. RidgesQUANTITATIVE AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUESMaking Use of Distances: Estimating Parameters of Spatial Processes, C. MayerIntegrating Spatial Statistics into Archaeological Data Modeling, K.R. Schwarz and J. MountQuantifying the Qualified: The Use of Multicriteria Methods and Bayesian Statistics for the Development of Archaeological Predictive Models, P. VerhagenLARGE DATABASES AND CRMPoints vs. Polygons: A Test Case Using a Statewide Geographic Information System, P.B. Mink, II, B.J. Stokes, and D. PollackRelating Cultural Resources to Their Natural Environment Using the IEDROK GIS: A Cultural Resources Management Tool for the Republic of Korea, B. Verhaaren, J. Levenson, and J. KuiperAppropriateness and Applicability of GIS and Predictive Models with Regard to Regulatory and Nonregulatory Archaeology, K.E. KaufmannArchaeological GIS in Environmental Impact Assessment and Planning, L.S. NaunapperMODELING APPLICATIONS IN PROCESSUnderstanding Lines in the Roman Landscape: A Study of Ancient Roads and Field Systems Based on GIS Technology, F. VermeulenA GIS-Based Archaeological Predictive Model and Decision Support System for the North Carolina Department of Transportation, S. Madry, M. Cole S. Gould, B. Resnick, S. Seibel, and M. WilkersonMulticriteria/Multiobjective Predictive Modeling: A Tool for Simulating Hunter-Gatherer Decision Making and Behavior, F.J. Krist, Jr.Predictive Modeling in a Homogeneous Environment: An Example from the Charleston Naval Weapons Station, South Carolina, T.G. WhitleyPredictive Modeling in Archaeological Location Analysis and Archaeological Resource Management: Principles and Applications, T. Veljanovski and Z. Stanc?ic? [ the Slovenian character is not printing correctly]The Changing Mesopotamian Landscape as Seen from Spot and Corona Images, C. HritzQuantitative Methods in Archaeological Prediction: From Binary to Fuzzy Logic, E.G. HatzinikolaouThe Use of Predictive Modeling for Guiding the Archaeological Survey of Roman Pottery Kilns in the Argonne Region (Northeastern France), P. Verhagen and M. Gazenbeek

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