Extra readings for in-class presentations

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The additional reading list

This is a list of suggested readings for your 10 minute in-class presentation that you will give at some point during the course of this quarter.
Please choose one article from the list, depending on whether you will be presenting in the first half of the quarter or the second half of the quarter. Please email me the author/title of the article that you've decided to present on. I may have a copy that you can have.
Feel free to contact me about the subject of particular articles you find interesting, or if you want help choosing one from the list. If you have another relevant article in mind, bring it in and show it to me by next week (week 3) and we can decide if it looks appropriate.

Themes to cover in your presentation

There are a wide range of articles included here, but I've tried to list some general themes that you could try to address in your presentation. There won't be time to cover all of these questions in your short talk, and some may not apply, but this list can give you some ideas.
  • Why are the researchers using digital technology and how does it improve on, or compromise, the techniques developed using traditional methods?
  • What are the theoretical and descriptive goals of the project and do you think a digital approach was appropriate and successful towards meeting those goals?
  • How did the author(s) get new data into a digital format? Were they able to incorporate existing digital datasets as well?
  • What were the units of analysis used in the study? Did they develop a new organizational system to take advantage of a digital data environment, or did they try to replicate the existing, paper-based organizational system?
  • Did they have compatibility problems using new data with existing data? These include organizational differences, database compatibility, and cartographic differences like map datum and projection issues. What types of analyses did the authors conduct in the GIS environment?
  • What types of analyses did they conduct in the GIS? Are they analyses that you might adopt to your project? Were they successful?
  • What kinds of output did they produce? By what means did they distribute their findings? These might include web based media, paper maps, databases, reports, popular publications, government records, and university theses.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.


For Weeks 3-6

Allen, Kathleen, M.S. (1996). Iroquoian landscapes: people, environments, and the GIS context. In New Methods, Old Problems: Geographic Information Systems in Modern Archaeological Research, edited by H.D.G. Maschner, pp. 198-222. Center for Archaeological Investigations Occasional Paper No. 23. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Aswani, S., and M. Lauer (2006). Incorporating fishermen’s local knowledge and behavior into Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for designing marine protected areas in Oceania. Human Organization 65:81-102.

Craig, Nathan M. (1999). Real-Time GIS Construction and Digital Data Recording of the Jiskairumoko Excavation, Peru. SAA Bulletin 18(1).

D'Andrea, A., R. Gallotti, et al. (2002). Taphonomic interpretation of the Developed Oldowan site of Garba IV ( Melka Kunture, Ethiopia) through a GIS application. Antiquity 76(294): 991-201.

Ebert, J. I., E. L. Camilli, and M. J. Bermann (1996). "GIS in the analysis of distributional archaeological data," in New methods, old problems: geographic information systems in modern archaeological research. Edited by H. D. G. Maschner, pp. 25-37. Carbondale, IL: Center for Archaeological Investigations.

Giannini, F., M. T. Pareschi, et al. (2000). Ancient and new Pompeii: a project for monitoring archaeological sites in densely populated areas. In Beyond the map: archaeology and spatial technologies. Edited by G. R. Lock. Amsterdam: IOS Press, pp. 187-198.

Goodchild, Michael F. (1996) Geographic information systems and spatial analysis in the social sciences. In Anthropology, Space, and Geographic Information Systems, edited by Aldenderfer and Maschner, pp. 241-250. Oxford University Press, New York.

Marean, C. W., Y. Abe, et al. (2001). Estimating the minimum number of skeletal elements (MNE) in zooarchaeology: a review and a new image-analysis GIS approach. American Antiquity 66(2): 333-348.

Nigro, J. D., P. S. Ungar, et al. (2003). Developing a Geographic Information System (GIS) for Mapping and Analysing Fossil Deposits at Swartkrans, Gauteng Province, South Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science 30(3): 317-324.

Ruggles, Amy J. and Richard L. Church (1996). Spatial allocation in archaeology: an opportunity for reevaluation. In New Methods, Old Problems: Geographic Information Systems in Modern Archaeological Research, edited by H.D.G. Maschner, pp. 47-173. Center for Archaeological Investigations Occasional Paper No. 23. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Tripcevich, Nicholas (2004). Interfaces: Mobile GIS in archaeological survey. SAA Archaeological Record 4(3):17-22.


For Weeks 7 - 10

Church, T., R. J. Brandon, and G. R. Burgett (2000). "GIS applications in archaeology: Method in search of theory" in Practical applications of GIS for archaeologists: A predictive modeling toolkit. Edited by K. Wescott and R. J. Brandon, pp. 135-155. London: Taylor and Francis.

De Silva, M. and G. Pizziolo (2001). Setting up a "human calibrated" anisotropic cost surface for archaeological landscape investigation. In Computing Archaeology for Understanding the Past, CAA 98: Computer applications and quantitative methods in archaeology, April 2000. Edited by Z. Stancic and T. Veljanovski. Oxford, Archaeopress pp. 279-286.

Gorenflo, L. J. and Nathan Gale (1990). Mapping Regional Settlement in Information Space. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 9(3): 240.

Kamermans, H. (2000). Land evaluation as predictive modelling: a deductive approach. In Beyond the map : archaeology and spatial technologies. Edited by G. R. Lock. Amsterdam ; Washington, DC; Tokyo, IOS Press ;Ohmsha [distributor] pp. 124-147.

Llobera, Marcos (2000). Understanding movement: A pilot model towards the sociology of movement. In Beyond the map: Archaeology and spatial technologies, edited by Gary R. Lock, pp. 65-84. IOS Press, Amsterdam.

Maschner, Herbert D. G. and J. W. Stein (1995). Multivariate Approaches to Site Location on the Northwest Coast of North-America. Antiquity 69 (262):61-73.

Stancic, Z. and T. Veljanovski (2000). Understanding Roman settlement patterns through multivariate statistics and predictive modeling. In B eyond the map : archaeology and spatial technologies. Edited by G. R. Lock. Amsterdam ; Washington, DC & Tokyo, IOS Press ;Ohmsha [distributor] pp. 147-157.

Warren, R. E. and D. L. Asch (2000). A predictive model of archaeological site location in the eastern Prairie Peninsula. In Practical Applications of GIS for Archaeologist: a Predictive Modeling Kit. Edited by K. L. Westcott and R. J. Brandon. New York, Taylor & Francis pp. 5-32.