Practical Applications of GIS for Archaelogists A Predictive Modeling Kit

ISBN-10: 0748408304
ISBN-13: 9780748408306
Edition: 2000
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Description: The use of GIS is the most powerful technology introduced to archaeology since the introduction of carbon 14 dating. The most widespread use of it has been for the prediction of sites. This work focuses on the use of GIS for predictive modelling.

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List price: $89.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 12/23/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

The use of GIS is the most powerful technology introduced to archaeology since the introduction of carbon 14 dating. The most widespread use of it has been for the prediction of sites. This work focuses on the use of GIS for predictive modelling.

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Predictive Model of Archaeological Site Location in the Eastern Prairie Peninsula
Introduction
Predictive modeling
Materials and methods
Results
Discussion and conclusions
The Application of GIS Predictive Site Location Models within Pennsylvania and West Virginia
Introduction
Background
Predictive model development
Additional GIS Predictive Models
Discussion
Conclusions
Using a GIS to Model Prehistoric Site Distributions in the Upper Chesapeake Bay
Introduction
Aberdeen proving ground
The model
Results
Protecting Cultural Resources through Forest Management Planning in Ontario Using Archaeological Predictive Modeling
Introduction
Background
Modeling methodology
Model research and development
Pilot projects
Oil and water can mix! Integrating archaeology into forest management planning
Summary
Considerations of Scale in Modeling Settlement Patterns Using GIS: An Iroquois Example
Introduction
Spatial scale and kinds of problems
Global, regional, and local views of the Iroquoian world
GIS and spatial scale: global, regional, and local views
Central New York region: regional and local
Conclusions
Construction of Digital Elevation Models for Archaeological Applications
Introduction
Why should the archaeologist care about interpolation?
What is interpolation?
Selecting an interpolation algorithm
A Belizean case study
Conclusion
The State of the Art in "Inductive" Predictive Modeling: Seven Big Mistakes (and Lots of Smaller Ones)
Introduction
GIS is revolutionizing predictive modeling
Predictive modeling predicts and models the past
What we want to predict is site location
Proximity to environmental variables is important
Maps contain environmental variables
Map data is inaccurate
The accuracy of inductive predictive models can be determined
GIS Applications in Archaeology: Method in Search of Theory
Current use of GIS in archaeology
Correlative predictive models
The resource landscape
An alternative: explanatory models from a landscape perspective
Tools to tackle landscapes
The temporal dimension
Scale and grain
The role of climate
Geomorphological processes and their impact
Summary
Concluding remarks
Index

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