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Geoarchaeological studies in central Crete based on remote sensing and GIS

Siart, Christoph ; Eitel, Bernhard

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, pp. 299-305

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Areal analysis in geoarchaeological applications can be improved by implementing a wider set of geoecological parameters in order to provide more precise results. The aim of the paper is to show how geoscientific ground-truth and techniques can be used for detailed archaeological studies using a comprehensive set of environmental variables that might have influenced ancient settlement patterns. The project focuses on spatial patterns of archaeological sites, as well as Bronze Age communication paths in Central Crete by using a multi-methodical approach (surveying, Remote Sensing, DEM-analysis, least-cost analysis, candidate site detection, predictive modelling, etc.). In contrast to conventional archaeological GIS applications this enhanced strategy offers promising prospects regarding landscape and settlement modelling.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2010 14:44
Faculties / Institutes: Research Project, Working Group > Individuals
DDC-classification: Alte Geschichte, Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Archäologie
Subject (Propylaeum): Prehistoric Archaeology
Classical Archaeology
Controlled Keywords: Archäologie, Informatik, Computerunterstütztes Verfahren, Computervisualistik, Geoarchäologie, Geoinformationssystem, Kreta
Subject (classification): History of the ancient world to ca. 499
Copper- and Bronze Age
Countries/Regions: Greece (Antiquity)