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“Digital mapping” - Detection and prospection through digital and physical landscapes at Koumasa, Crete

Pfeiffer, Michelle ; Raun, Karl Hjalte Maack ; Volkmann, Armin

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Abstract

The aim of the project, “Digital mapping”, is a better understanding of the extent of the archaeological site of Koumasa located in Southern Crete. This was done in regards to determine areas of more or lesser relevance for the ongoing excavation campaigns, and allowing for more target specific excavations in response to specific archaeological research questions. The investigations carried out, have been focused on statistical prospection for systematic assessment of potential target areas of excavation, but also as a systematic investigation of landscape in order to define settlement extent, areas and structures of particular interest for the Minoan settlement, sanctuary, and graveyard.

The “Digital mapping” project was part of the excavation campaign 2014 in Koumasa. The fixed time slot for the project was five days. The statistical prospection was carried out in three days, between the 25th and the 27th of September 2014. Statistical analysis and the digital mapping of the results were done in the remaining two days between the 29th and 30th of September in order to confirm and investigate details within the landscape. Further digital investigations were carried out as desk based investigations after the initial fieldwork. The desk based investigations has led to a new understanding of the plains surrounding the known archaeological remains of the Minoan settlement of Koumasa.

Item Type: Preprint
Place of Publication: Heidelberg
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 14:48
Date: October 2016
Faculties / Institutes: Philosophische Fakultät > Institut für Klassische Archäologie
Philosophische Fakultät > Institut für Ur. -u. Frühgeschichte und Vorderasiast. Archäologie
Service facilities > Exzellenzcluster Asia and Europe in a Global Context
Subjects: 900 Geography and history
930 History of ancient world
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