Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces

12 September 2013

Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces, a new volume edited by Andrew Bevan and Mark Lake and published by Left Coast Press

A new edited volume by Andrew Bevan and Mark Lake on computational approaches to archaeological spaces has just been published by Left Coast Press.

The volume of original chapters written by experts in the field offers a snapshot of how historical built spaces, past cultural landscapes, and archaeological distributions are currently being explored through computational social science.

It focuses on the continuing importance of spatial and spatio-temporal pattern recognition in the archaeological record, considers more wholly model-based approaches that fix ideas and build theory, and addresses those applications where situated human experience and perception are a core interest.

Reflecting the changes in computational technology over the past decade, the authors bring in examples from historic and prehistoric sites in Europe, Asia, and the Americas to demonstrate the variety of applications available to the contemporary researcher.

Mark and Andrew contribute to the Institute's MSc in GIS and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology and manage the Institute's dedicated Archaeological & Geographical Information Systems Laboratory facility which is available for teaching and research projects.