Using Computers in Archaeology: Towards Virtual Pasts / Edition 1

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Archaeology used to be about digging holes in the ground, but it has to be said that in recent years archaeology and archaeologists have accepted and even embraced the role of computer technology in their work. This 'non-technical introductory volume' to the use of computers in archaeology is well-written, jargon-free and explains things in an intelligible way. Lock looks at the role of computers in survey work and prospection, in excavation and post-excavation scenarios, in modelling, simulation, GIS, Cultural Resource Management, through to computers used in teaching, education and museum environments. Who better than Gary Lock to hold your hand through the complexities of the Harris Matrix, to help you with your Cluster Analysis, or talk you through how to develop a 3D model of your newly-discovered Roman villa? This book is fab!
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'The book is excellently illustrated [and] well referenced … The volume is essential reading for any practitioner or student involved with archaeological computing, and will – quite rightly – instantly become required reading on many an undergraduate and postgraduate course.' - Antiquity
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415167703
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/30/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Lock is University Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Oxford and is the editor of Archaeology and Geographic Information Systems: A European Perspective, with Zoran Stancic.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
1 Archaeology and computers 1
2 Survey and prospection 14
3 Excavation and computers 78
4 Beyond excavation 124
5 Digital landscapes 164
6 Preserving and managing evidence of the past 183
7 Communicating archaeology 219
8 Virtual futures 253
Notes 269
Bibliography 273
Index 293
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