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Advancing Theory?: Landscape Archaeology and Geographical Information Systems
Papers of the Institute of Archaeology (2011)
  • Di Hu, University of California - Berkeley
Abstract

This paper will focus on how Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have been applied in Landscape Archaeology from the late 1980s to the present. GIS, a tool for organising and analysing spatial information, has exploded in popularity, but we still lack a systematic overview of how it has contributed to archaeological theory, specifically Landscape Archaeology. This paper will examine whether and how GIS has advanced archaeological theory through a historical review of its application in archaeology.

Keywords
  • GIS,
  • Geographic Information Science,
  • Geographic Information Systems,
  • Landscape archaeology,
  • History of GIS in archaeology
Publication Date
2011
Publisher Statement
Original published at http://pia-journal.co.uk/article/view/pia.381/446
Citation Information
Di Hu. "Advancing Theory?: Landscape Archaeology and Geographical Information Systems" Papers of the Institute of Archaeology Vol. 21 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dihu/3/