Between Dirt and Discussion: Methods, Methodology and by Steven Archer, Kevin Bartoy

By Steven Archer, Kevin Bartoy

Among dust and dialogue advocates recentering the fabrics that make archaeology archaeology, within the wish of reinvigorating dialogues concerning the ancient previous, and archaeological contributions to its realizing. The instances offered during this quantity revisit outdated tools and former scholarly techniques with new views, and contain the most recent applied sciences on hand for figuring out the earlier. utilizing their very own paintings as examples, the participants discover the connections among method and interpretation.

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The old saying that ‘all maps lie, because all maps lie flat’ is true and must be kept in mind when considering the incorporation of historical cartographic data into a GIS. No historical map can be considered to be the truth. While most modern GIS data started out as cartographic maps, the power of GIS analysis relies on the ability to accurately georeference all layers from whatever sources with a precision equal to the intended analytical purpose. The old GIS adage of ‘garbage in-garbage out’ references what questions we can, or should, ask using specific data in a GIS, and these issues play a major role in defining the potential that geomatics technologies have to provide us with insight or answers to specific research questions.

No historical map can be considered to be the truth. While most modern GIS data started out as cartographic maps, the power of GIS analysis relies on the ability to accurately georeference all layers from whatever sources with a precision equal to the intended analytical purpose. The old GIS adage of ‘garbage in-garbage out’ references what questions we can, or should, ask using specific data in a GIS, and these issues play a major role in defining the potential that geomatics technologies have to provide us with insight or answers to specific research questions.

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