The Settlement Pattern of Ancient Icaria through a GIS Approach – A PhD Project (preliminary report) [article]

(:Unkn) Unknown, Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen, Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen
Icaria, an island located in the Eastern Aegean Sea, on the path from Cyclades to Asia Minor, has always been among important civilizations. Thus, the presence of human activity on the island during the entire Antiquity should be considered as a fact. However, until today, archeological finds on the island remain scant, for various reasons, in a way that the ancient environment can't be reconstructed. In addition to that, there are only a few literature sources mentioning information about the
more » ... rea. Given the aforementioned facts, this PhD project deals with the reconstruction of ancient Icaria's settlement pattern, using GIS analyses and predictive modelling. The aim of this paper is to present the techniques (Digitization, GPS survey, Remote Sensing, Database construction), that have been used in producing the topographical background and the analyses that have been performed until now, in order to collect the data, which are needed for the predictive modeling. Results from the predictive modeling are going to be tested by a surface survey, which is planned for this summer period. The final product of this PhD project can be used by the local archaeological service as a Cultural Heritage Management tool and may serve as a prototype in similar cases.
doi:10.15496/publikation-3670 fatcat:r75c5oceqzdivggdnigfep3ife