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Using Computers in Archaeology

Towards Virtual Pasts

By Gary Lock

Routledge – 2003 – 320 pages

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    April 3rd 2003
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Description

Today, archaeologists are spending more and more time examining the past with the aid of computers. How does this increased dependence on technology affect the theory and practice of archaeology?

Using Computers in Archaeology is a comprehensive review of computer applications in archaeology from the archaeologist's perspective. The book deals with all aspects of the discipline, from survey and excavation, to museums and education. Discussion covers the theoretical aspects of computer applications, with particular reference to GIS and the analysis of data, but technical jargon is kept to a minimum.

With numerous illustrations, case-studies and examples, Using Computers in Archaeology is a timely introduction to this increasingly important area of archaeology, catering both for the student and the experienced archaeologist.

Reviews

'The book is excellently illustrated [and] well referenced … The volume is essential reading for any practitioner or student involved with archaeological computing, and will – quite rightly – instantly become required reading on many an undergraduate and postgraduate course.' - Antiquity

Author Bio

Gary Lock is University Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Oxford and is the editor of Archaeology and Geographic Information Systems: A European Perspective, with Zoran Stancic.

Related Subjects

  1. Archaeology
  2. Technology

Name: Using Computers in Archaeology: Towards Virtual Pasts (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Gary Lock. Today, archaeologists are spending more and more time examining the past with the aid of computers. How does this increased dependence on technology affect the theory and practice of archaeology?Using Computers in Archaeology is a comprehensive review of...
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