Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces

Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces

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This volume of original chapters written by experts in the field offers a snapshot of how historical built spaces, past cultural landscapes, and archaeological distributions are currently being explored through computational social science. It focuses on the continuing importance of spatial and spatio-temporal pattern recognition in the archaeological record, considers more wholly model-based approaches that fix ideas and build theory, and addresses those applications where situated human experience and perception are a core interest. Reflecting the changes in computational technology over the past decade, the authors bring in examples from historic and prehistoric sites in Europe, Asia, and the Americas to demonstrate the variety of applications available to the contemporary researcher.A well-known archaeological algorithm is Forda#39;s chronological seriation method ( Ford, 1962), which was originally published as a manual procedure but is easily implemented in any programming language. Data structures are ... GPS car navigation devices, and logistical planning systems. It is also used for movement simulation, shortest path modeling, and stratigraphic analysis in archaeology (for example, Herzog and Posluschny, 2011; Pouncett and Lock, 2008). The data structureanbsp;...

Title:Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces
Author:Andrew Bevan, Mark Lake
Publisher:Left Coast Press - 2013-08-31


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