This Module provides a practical introduction to the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in archaeology. GIS has transformed the way in which archaeologists manage spatial data, think about spatial relationships and engage the public in research. The analytical, interpretative and communicative potential of GIS will be explored within the broader context of spatial archaeology, highlighting the methodological and theoretical implications of GIS-based approaches with reference to key case studies.
This module introduces the concepts of space, tools of representation and processes of reasoning which underpin archaeological applications of GIS. Students will learn how to critically evaluate the methods employed by other researchers and apply appropriate methods to datasets created during practical classes and their own research.
Convenor: Dr. John Pouncett