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Archéologie et SIG

  • Eric BROINE, 15 November 2010 | 27 September 2012

    Archaeologists, in particular medievalists, are more and more frequently led to process their data using a GIS (Geographical Information System) which allows to acquire, file, analyze, represent, abstract and prospect, starting from spatialized alphanumeric data of all natures. The archaeologist can, from now on, push back the limits of his search, test new assumptions and benefit from one additional decision help. Ground data, archivistic sources and laboratory results can take place in the same database in order to be crossed, associated, spatialized, statistically processed and simultaneously queried. Thus, the archéo-anthropologist will be able to correlate the stratigraphy of the burials, the spatialization of the tombs, osteological and pathological data so as to extract a new interpretation relating to the use of the medieval cemeteries (phasage refinement, précisions on details on the typo-chronological evolution, determination of better selection criteria related to zoning, etc). In the same way, the geoarcheologist will be able
    to interpolate the recent and old cartographic sources, photographs (air,
    satellite), bibliographical data, those of samplings (pedological corings,
    type of analysesŠ) in order to, as well as possible, select the on site
    interventions, etc.
    Without being exhaustive, information gathered here should make it possible to have an overall picture of the subject. This page on archaeology and GIS will be regularly updated and enriched.

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