Maps for Time Travelers: How Archaeologists Use Technology to Bring Us Closer to the Past

Maps for Time Travelers: How Archaeologists Use Technology to Bring Us Closer to the Past

by Mark D. McCoy

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Overview

Popular culture is rife with movies, books, and television shows that address our collective curiosity about what the world was like long ago. From historical dramas to science fiction tales of time travel, audiences love stories that reimagine the world before our time. But what if there were a field that, through the advancements in technology, could bring us closer to the past than ever before?
 
Written by a preeminent expert in geospatial archaeology, Maps for Time Travelers is a guide to how technology is revolutionizing the way archaeologists study and reconstruct humanity’s distant past. From satellite imagery to 3D modeling, today archaeologists are answering questions about human history that could previously only be imagined. As archaeologists create a better and more complete picture of the past, they sometimes find that truth is stranger than fiction.
 

Editorial Reviews

Geography Realm

"[A] cogent survey of the geospatial technological advances over the last few decades. . . . [and] an engaging introduction, for the general reader, to the very nature of archaeological research."

Nature

"[An] impassioned study written to change popular perceptions of archaeology."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520303164
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 05/19/2020
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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