AAMW545 - SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF PAST

Humans continuously move through, interact with, and modify their spaces, leaving a palimpsest of human activity all around us. The ability for digital methods to deal with larger datasets, at higher accuracies, and at multiple scales, lends itself particularly well to the study of diachronic human-space interaction. In this class, we will examine space at a range of scales from landscapes, to urban settings, to archaeological contexts and architecture. We digitally represent space using a variety of 3D and 2D data types, from models of land surfaces and buildings, to multispectral satellite imagery and urban plans. We will first gain experience creating, gathering, and manipulating spatial datasets in preparation for analysis. We will next practice a variety of analytical techniques on these data and examine case studies that have used spatial methods to draw important archaeological and historical conclusions. Tools covered in this class will include geographical information systems (GIS), global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), raster image processing, photogrammetry, and 3D spatial modeling software. Finally, we will gain experience with the visualization of our data and results, and the presentation of those results through open online publication.
Section 401 - LEC - SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF PAST
TR 0130PM-0300PM
COBB, PETER
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 190