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Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces
Andrew Bevan (Editor); Mark Lake (Editor)
336 pp. / 6.00 x 9.00 / Aug, 2013
Hardback (978-1-61132-346-7)
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This volume of original chapters written by experts in the field
"...taken as whole, this volume certainly demonstrates that computational approaches to archaeological space do not have to be functionalist, and the reader cannot help to reach the conclusion that there does seem to be a real generational change within the field."

- Mat Dalton, Archaeological Review from Cambridge

" The papers in this edited volume, which grew out of a 2010 University College London international archaeology seminar, are organized around three broad themes: spatial analysis, spatial modeling, and spatial experience. Roughly one-third of the book is devoted to each topic. The first set of three papers represents inductive, exploratory approaches to archaeological spatial analysis. The second set comprises four chapters offering more deductive and model-driven approaches. These first seven chapters of the book are the most interesting and, arguably, the most useful to the majority of analysts. The final set of three articles concerns the analysis of viewsheds, visualscapes, and 3D architectural models.... Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students/faculty/professionals. "


offers a snapshot of how historical built spaces, past cultural landscapes, and archaeological distributions are currently being explored through computational social science. It focuses on the continuing importance of spatial and spatio-temporal pattern recognition in the archaeological record, considers more wholly model-based approaches that fix ideas and build theory, and addresses those applications where situated human experience and perception are a core interest. Reflecting the changes in computational technology over the past decade, the authors bring in examples from historic and prehistoric sites in Europe, Asia, and the Americas to demonstrate the variety of applications available to the contemporary researcher.

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