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Picture of Space - Archaeology’s Final Frontier? An Intercontinental Approach

Space - Archaeology’s Final Frontier? An Intercontinental Approach

Editor(s): Roderick B. Salisbury and Dustin Keeler
Contributors: Tina Thurston, Roderick Salisbury, Ezra Zubrow, Ezra Zubrow, Dustin Keeler, Fraser Sturt, Kurt Springs,

Book Description

This book discusses the cultural, social and archaeological aspects of space and the impact of spatial concepts in practical archaeological case studies. It summarizes recent developments and looks to the future, exploring some of the cutting-edge ideas in spatial method and theory. The past decade has seen significant advances in the tools available for spatial analysis in archaeology, and theory and method regarding the spatial character of archaeology must keep pace with these advances. Geomorphological and geochemical techniques, geographic information systems, remotely sensed data, virtual reality and electronic survey technology provide new opportunities, but also require new ideas. This book gives us insight into the ways that people have used space to subsist, to recreate their culture in their ‘homelands’ or in new areas, or impose their culture on others. Contributors address the way archaeological notions of space and deep time can add to society’s understanding of landscape, social relationships, past environment and cultural heritage. The contributions from Europe and North America demonstrate intercontinental connections and explore ways of using dynamic models of spatial patterning to assess human activity within natural and cultural landscapes.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-8471-8278-4
ISBN-10: 1-84718-278-X
Date of Publication: 01/09/2007
Pages / Size: 330 / A5
Price: £39.99
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Biography

Roderick B. Salisbury is an IGERT Fellow in GI Science and Associate Director of the Social Systems GIS Laboratory, Department of Anthropology, University at Buffalo. His research using soil chemistry, GIS and a landscape approach to study the patterning of changes in social organization is in press in several journal articles. Dustin Keeler is a PhD candidate in the Anthropology Department at the University at Buffalo. His dissertation research involves GIS spatial analysis of Late Upper Paleolithic sites within the Paris Basin.