GIS Projects

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has now become an indispensable tool in various fields of archaeological investigations, such as for the modeling of the location of archaeological sites, paleo-landscape investigations, and intra-site spatial analysis of archaeological remains. There are numerous sources that illustrate such applicability of GIS as an effective research tool in different fields of archaeological and paleontological investigations. However, there has been limited application of GIS in archaeological and paleontological investigations into the Plio-Pleistocene. The difficulty of establishing direct links between the contemporary topographic setting of a study area and its original depositional environment has limited the possibility of utilizing many features of GIS to their full potential.

While recognizing such limitations, I present here several examples of my use of GIS to help address issues in prehistory. These projects have focused on archaeological evidence from a wide range of sites, ranging in age from Plio-Pleistocene to the Neolithic.