608 pages | 64 Color Illus. | 188 B/W Illus.
Effective spatial analysis is an essential element of archaeological research; this book is a unique guide to choosing the appropriate technique, applying it correctly and understanding its implications both theoretically and practically.
Focusing upon the key techniques used in archaeological spatial analysis, this book provides the authoritative, yet accessible, methodological guide to the subject which has thus far been missing from the corpus. It can be consulted by undergraduate and post-graduate level students as well as instructors, researchers and professionals in archaeology. Each chapter tackles a specific technique or application area and follows a clear and coherent structure. First, is a richly referenced introduction to the particular technique, followed by a detailed description of the methodology, then an archaeological case-study to illustrate the application of the technique, and conclusions that point to the implications and potential of the technique within archaeology.
The book is designed to function as the main textbook for archaeological spatial analysis courses at undergraduate and post-graduate level, while its user friendly structure makes it also suitable for self-learning by archaeology students as well as researchers and professionals.
1) Archaeology and Spatial Analysis (Mark Gillings, Piraye Hacıgüzeller & Gary Lock)
2) Preparing Archaeological Data for Spatial Analysis (Neha Gupta)
3) Spatial Sampling (Edward B. Banning)
4) Spatial Point Patterns and Processes (Andrew Bevan)
5) Percolation Analysis (M Simon Maddison)
6) Geostatistics and spatial structure in archaeology (Christopher D. Lloyd & Peter M. Atkinson)
7) Spatial Interpolation (James Conolly)
8) Spatial Applications of Correlation and Linear Regression (Piraye Hacıgüzeller)
9) Non-stationarity and Local Spatial Analysis (Enrico R. Crema)
10) Spatial Fuzzy Sets (Johanna Fusco & Cyril de Runz)
11) Spatial Approaches to Assignment (John Pouncett)
12) Analyzing Environmental Relationships at the Regional Level (Kenneth L. Kvamme)
13) Predictive Spatial Modelling (Philip Verhagen & Thomas G. Whitley)
14) Spatial Agent-Based Modelling (Mark Lake)
15) Spatial Networks (Tom Brughmans & Matthew A. Peeples )
16) Space Syntax Methodology (Ulrich Thaler)
17) GIS-based Visibility Analysis (Mark Gillings & David Wheatley)
18) Spatial Analysis Based on Cost Functions (Irmela Herzog)
19) Processing and Analysing Satellite Data (Tuna Kalaycı)
20) Processing and Analysing Geophysical Data (Apostolos Sarris)
21) Space and Time (James S. Taylor)
22) Challenges in the Analysis of Geospatial ‘Big Data’ (Chris Green)
23) The Analytical Role of 3D Realistic Computer Graphics (Nicoló Dell'Unto)
24) Spatial Data Visualisation and Beyond (Stuart Eve & Shawn Graham)