Archaeological 3D GIS  book cover
1st Edition

Archaeological 3D GIS

ISBN 9780367472078
Published February 7, 2022 by Routledge
176 Pages 72 B/W Illustrations

FREE Standard Shipping
USD $42.95

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

Archaeological 3D GIS provides archaeologists with a guide to explore and understand the unprecedented opportunities for collecting, visualising, and analysing archaeological datasets in three dimensions.

With platforms allowing archaeologists to link, query, and analyse in a virtual, georeferenced space information collected by different specialists, the book highlights how it is possible to re-think aspects of theory and practice which relate to GIS. It explores which questions can be addressed in such a new environment and how they are going to impact the way we interpret the past. By using material from several international case studies such as Pompeii, Çatalhöyük, as well as prehistoric and protohistoric sites in Southern Scandinavia, this book discusses the use of the third dimension in support of archaeological practice.

This book will be essential for researchers and scholars who focus on archaeology and spatial analysis, and is designed and structured to serve as a textbook for GIS and digital archaeology courses.


The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Geographical Information Systems in Archaeology  2. 3D Models and Knowledge Production  3. 3D GIS in Archaeology  4. Deploying 3D GIS at the Trowel's Edge  5. Surface and Subsurface Analysis  6. 3D Visibility Analysis  7. Volumes  8. Future Developments

View More



Nicolò Dell'Unto is an Associate Professor at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Lund University. He is the director of the Lund University Digital Archaeology Laboratory DARKLab. Since August 2019, he is visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Collection Management at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. Dell'Unto's work focuses on Archaeological Practice, Landscape analysis and 3D visualisation in archaeology.

Giacomo Landeschi is an Associate Professor of Archaeology and works as a researcher in the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Lund University and as a research engineer at Lund University Humanities Laboratory. Alongside GIS, his research interests include Sensory Archaeology, Archaeological Method and Theory, Satellite and Aerial Remote Sensing, Landscape and Field Archaeology.