Natural Science in Archaeology

Digital Geoarchaeology

New Techniques for Interdisciplinary Human-Environmental Research

Editors: Siart, Christoph, Forbriger, Markus, Bubenzer, Olaf (Eds.)

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  • Promotes interdisciplinary studies between disciplines such as archaeology, computer sciences, geography, geoinformatics, geodesy, and history
  • Summarizes the digital aspects of geoarchaeological research
  • Focusses on a multidisciplinary interface, with case studies throughout
  • Unravels questions of man and his environment
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This book focusses on new technologies and multi-method research designs in the field of modern archaeology, which increasingly crosses academic boundaries to investigate past human-environmental relationships and to reconstruct palaeolandscapes. It aims at establishing the concept of Digital Geoarcheology as a novel approach of interdisciplinary collaboration situated at the scientific interface between classical studies, geosciences and computer sciences.  Among others, the book includes topics such as geographic information systems, spatiotemporal analysis, remote sensing applications, laser scanning, digital elevation models, geophysical prospecting, data fusion and 3D visualisation, categorized in four major sections. Each section is introduced by a general thematic overview and followed by case studies, which vividly illustrate the broad spectrum of potential applications and new research designs. Mutual fields of work and common technologies are identified and discussed from different scholarly perspectives. By stimulating knowledge transfer and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, Digital Geoarchaeology helps generate valuable synergies and contributes to a better understanding of ancient landscapes along with their forming processes. 

Chapters 1, 2, 6, 8 and 14 are published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.

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“This is an academic book … fascinating in its explorations in what can be done when practitioners in these seemingly disparate academic disciplines combine efforts.” (David M. Jones, Proceedings of the Open University Geological Society, Issue 5, 2019)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Digital Geoarchaeology: Bridging the Gap Between Archaeology, Geosciences and Computer Sciences

    Pages 1-7

    Siart, Christoph (et al.)

  • Spatial Analysis in Archaeology: Moving into New Territories

    Pages 11-25

    Verhagen, Philip

  • Methods and Perspectives of Geoarchaelogical Site Catchment Analysis: Identification of Palaeoclimate Indicators in the Oder Region from the Iron to Middle Ages

    Pages 27-44

    Volkmann, Armin

  • Point Pattern Analysis as Tool for Digital Geoarchaeology: A Case Study of Megalithic Graves in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

    Pages 45-64

    Knitter, Daniel (et al.)

  • Visual Perception in Past Built Environments: Theoretical and Procedural Issues in the Archaeological Application of Three-Dimensional Visibility Analysis

    Pages 65-80

    Paliou, Eleftheria

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Geoarchaeology
Book Subtitle
New Techniques for Interdisciplinary Human-Environmental Research
Editors
  • Christoph Siart
  • Markus Forbriger
  • Olaf Bubenzer
Series Title
Natural Science in Archaeology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25316-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25316-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25314-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79768-7
Series ISSN
1613-9712
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 269
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 91 illustrations in colour
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