Advancing Theory? Landscape Archaeology and Geographical Information Systems

Di Hu
2012 Papers from the Institute of Archaeology  
This paper will focus on how Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have been applied in Landscape Archaeology from the late 1980s to the present. GIS, a tool for organising and analysing spatial information, has exploded in popularity, but we still lack a systematic overview of how it has contributed to archaeological theory, specifically Landscape Archaeology. This paper will examine whether and how GIS has advanced archaeological theory through a historical review of its application in archaeology.
doi:10.5334/pia.381 fatcat:7e7qvqzaqvhovhmqzls3gpsyhu