Geographical Information Systems and Landscape Archaeology by Mark Gillings, David Mattingly, Jan vanDalen

By Mark Gillings, David Mattingly, Jan vanDalen

Twelve papers talk about points of the applying of GIS in archaeological contexts. There are papers on idea, studies on case-studies and dialogue of growth within the improvement of recent ideas and ways. Contents: GIS: at the present time and day after today (Peter F. Fisher); GIS and perceptions of landscapes of belief (Robert Witcher); A case examine from vital Italy (Peter Attema); The Boetia undertaking (Mark Gillings and Kostas Sbonias); The Sangro valley venture (Gary Lock, Tyler Bell & John Lloyd); Interpolation in archaeology (Jennifer M. Robinson & Ezra Zubrow); GIS-based research of the inhabitants developments at the island of Brac (Zoran Stancic & Vincent Gaffney); examining Rome's hinterland (Martin Belcher; Andrew Harrison & Simon Stoddart); The inhabitants heritage of the Albegna valley and Ager Cosanus within the Etruscan interval (Philip Perkins); chance modelling a Bayesian and a geometrical instance (Jan van Dalen); Multispectral type of satellite tv for pc pictures (Kristof Ostir, Zoran Stancic & Magda Trusnovec); The presentation and reveal of effects (Javier Baena Preysler, Concepcion Blasco, Javier Espiago, Alberto Rio).

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As regards the material remains of the protohistoric period, De La Blanchere surmized topographical con­ tinuity . He went so far as to state that the persistence of the same estate within the same boundaries and with the same centre all through medieval times constituted a law which had rare exceptions. Such an estate would have cor­ responded to a Roman latifundium, and this would in turn have been the territory of a small tribe centred on the primitive city, the oppidum, which had been replaced by a villa (De La Blanchere, 1889: 88).

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The role of perception is therefore of central importance in the medi­ ation of these extremes. To this end, Tilley proposes a compromise through the concept of body, or Being (1994: 14; d. Gosden, 1994). This body mediates between the world outside, and the mind within , and houses the senses with which we understand and structure the world. Roda­ way also considers this relationship between mind and world to be negotiated via the body, for example its size, location and locomotion (1994: 12).

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