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Using GIS to deconstruct Iberian Iron Age landscapes: the territory of Kelin between 6th–5th centuries BC (La Plana d’Utiel, València)

Moreno Martín, Andrea

In: Posluschny, A. ; Lambers, K. ; Herzog, I. (Hrsgg.): Layers of Perception. Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Berlin, 2.-6. April 2007. Koll. Vor- u. Frühgesch. 10. Bonn 2008 279 (Abstract)

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present a pilot study applying GIS to analyse regional processes among Iron Age societies in the Mediterranean façade of the Iberian Peninsula (Iberian Culture, 6th–1st century BC). This is the study of La Plana d’Utiel region (València, Spain), using GIS to analyse the emergence of the spatial and territorial complexity as reflection of the socio-cultural complexity of its inhabitants. GIS has provided us a powerful set of tools to study the landscape, the settlement pattern and the complex spatial relations among all our agents and objects. And most importantly, to analyse the complex process of a territory formation as the construction of places with functions and identities. This research underscores the necessity of developing a research that is holistic rather than atomistic, in order to integrate the many aspects of ancient Iberian society.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2010 09:41
Faculties / Institutes: Research Project, Working Group > Individuals
DDC-classification: Alte Geschichte, Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Archäologie
Controlled Subjects: Archäologie, Informatik, Computerunterstütztes Verfahren, Computervisualistik, Interdisziplinäre Forschung, Naturwissenschaften
Subject (classification): History of the ancient world to ca. 499
Countries/Regions: Europe north and west of Italy (Antiquity)