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Analysis of the intensity of agrarian exploitation by spatial analysis of ancient field systems preserved by forest cover

Georges-Leroy, Murielle and Tolle, Florian and Nouvel, Pierre

In: Posluschny, A. and Lambers, K. and 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 281 (Abstract)

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Abstract

As part of the framework for the ArchaeDyn project, this work aims to understand spatial discontinuities in ancient land use through the analysis of ancient agrarian structures preserved by forest cover in Lorraine and Burgundy, northeast France. The first step consisted of examining the intensity of landuse (the density of linear features, stone piles, and the mean length of features) and its structuring (degree of closure, shape and surface area of field parcels) indicators. The second step consisted of spatially analysing these parameters in order to identify homogeneous zones. These zones will then be compared to environmental and human factors in an attempt to understand how these field systems were established.

Document type: Book Section
Date Deposited: 19. Apr 2010 10:17
Faculties / Institutes: Research Project, Working Group > Individuals
DDC-classification: Alte Geschichte, Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Archäologie
Subject (Propylaeum): Classical Archaeology
Prehistoric Archaeology
Controlled Subjects: Archäologie, Informatik, Computerunterstütztes Verfahren, Computervisualistik, Interdisziplinäre Forschung, Naturwissenschaften, Landwirtschaft
Subject (classification): History of the ancient world to ca. 499
Countries/Regions: Europe north and west of Italy (Antiquity)
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