ArchAtlas Journal Archaeological Atlas Project: most recent visual essays http://www.archatlas.org/journal/journal.php 2017-09-20T12:31:39+01:00 en-GB ArchAtlas archatlas@sheffield.ac.uk http://www.archatlas.org/favicon.pngArchAtlas Steps Toward the Study of Seasonality and Tradehttp://www.archatlas.org/occpaper/Wilkinson.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/occpaper/Wilkinson.php2015-06-01T00:00:00+01:00Toby Wilkinsonhttp://www.archatlas.org/occpaper/Wilkinson.php Geovisualization and Analysis of <i>Agudas</i>: Natural or Human-made Ponds in the Southern Maya Lowlandshttp://www.archatlas.org/occpaper/Ferrand.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/occpaper/Ferrand.php2012-06-21T00:00:00+01:00Ezgi Akpinar Ferrand, Benjamin Thomas III, Nicholas P. DunningAguadas, water storage ponds of varying size, have been an understudied aspect of Maya water management systems. Recognizing the origins and functions of aguadas provides a more complete picture of ancient Maya water management strategies. In this study, we analyze aguadas geovisually and geospatially in the southern Maya lowlands. ]]>http://www.archatlas.org/occpaper/Ferrand.php Networks of interaction in Early Bronze Age Anatoliahttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/works09-massa.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/works09-massa.php2010-10-31T00:00:00+01:00Michele Massahttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/works09-massa.php IDP: Mapping of archaeological sites uncovered in the early twentieth century along the Silk Roadhttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/works09-whitfield.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/works09-whitfield.php2010-10-31T00:00:00+01:00Susan Whitfield, Victoria Swift, Alastair Morrison & Sam VanschaikInternational Dunhuang Project aims to reunite this material by making it freely available online. One part of this project includes the mapping of archaeological sites, and the digitisation of data from archaeological data collected by Aurel Stein and other researchers, using tools such as Google Earth to help users to better understand the history of the Tarim Basin and its cultures. ]]>http://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/works09-whitfield.php Traversing the Karakum: Approaches to defining trade networks through the desert landscapes of Medieval Central Asiahttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/works09-wordsworth.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/works09-wordsworth.php2010-09-30T00:00:00+01:00Paul D. Wordsworthhttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/works09-wordsworth.php The 5th Dynasty Byblos Ship: seaborne communication and exchange in the East Mediterranean in the mid-3rd millennium BChttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/http://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/2010-02-28T00:00:00+00:00John Gallagherhttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/ The Role of Harbour Towns in the Re-Urbanization of the Northern Levant in the Middle Bronze Age: Perspectives from Cilicia and the Amuq Plain of Hatayhttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/works09-akar.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/works09-akar.php2009-12-03T00:00:00+00:00Murat Akarhttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/works09-akar.php The CIERA program and activities: focus on the roads and wayside caravanserais in medieval Syriahttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/works09-tavernari.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/works09-tavernari.php2009-10-19T00:00:00+01:00Cinzia Tavernarihttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/works09-tavernari.php Pathways and highways: routes in Bronze Age Eurasiahttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/works09-wilkinson.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/works09-wilkinson.php2009-10-02T00:00:00+01:00Toby Wilkinsonhttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop09/works09-wilkinson.php Introduction to Remote Sensing data for Global Archaeologyhttp://www.archatlas.org/occpaper/sat-usage.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/occpaper/sat-usage.php2009-07-01T00:00:00+01:00Toby WilkinsonArchAtlas. ]]>http://www.archatlas.org/occpaper/sat-usage.php Ancient Near Eastern Route Systems: From the Ground Uphttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop/TWilkinson07.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop/TWilkinson07.php2007-10-31T00:00:00+00:00Tony J. Wilkinsonhttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop/TWilkinson07.php Unscrambling the 'Uplands': Satellite Imagery and the Homs Basaltshttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop/Philip07.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop/Philip07.php2007-09-30T00:00:00+01:00Graham PhilipSettlement and Landscape Development in the Homs Region, Syria, that seeks to compare human activity in adjacent but contrasting landscapes in a typical part of western Syria. In this case we focus on an upland landscape, where stone architecture is the expectation. In the traditional literature, most discussion of such areas has concentrated upon the evidence for activity of Graeco-Roman date - the Dead Cities of the Limestone Massif on north-western Syria are an excellent example. However, we have very little knowledge of the evidence for earlier periods. This is, we suspect, because we have little idea of what we should be looking for. ]]>http://www.archatlas.org/workshop/Philip07.php Agricultural and Pastoral Landscapes in the Near East: Case Studies using CORONA Satellite Photography http://www.archatlas.org/workshop/Ur07.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop/Ur07.php2007-08-31T00:00:00+01:00Jason Urhttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop/Ur07.php Remote Sensing in Inaccessible Lands: Plains and preservation along old routes between Pakistan and Afghanistanhttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop/Petrie07.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop/Petrie07.php2007-08-31T00:00:00+01:00Cameron Petriehttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop/Petrie07.php Mat Ashur - Land of Ashur. The Plain of Makhmur, Iraqhttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop/Muehl07.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop/Muehl07.php2007-07-31T00:00:00+01:00Simone Mühlhttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop/Muehl07.php Virtual globes, geotagging and global landscapes: visualisation and database technologies in the age of the Internethttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop/Wilkinson.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop/Wilkinson.php2007-06-30T00:00:00+01:00Toby WilkinsonMapping Human History from Space, namely: virtual globes, such as Google Earth and NASA's WorldWind, and their relationship to online archaeological datasets. First, some of technical background to these visualisation programs is explained, especially how they stand in relationship to previous GIS approaches. Issues with the increasing trend within archaeology, to publish site locations and other archaeological information using online databases are raised; and the possibilities and problems for a global archaeological atlas and the integration of multiple databases are explored. Finally the paper touches on the possible future research applications of initiatives which use novel visualisation and integrative databases. ]]>http://www.archatlas.org/workshop/Wilkinson.php Quantitative approaches to the remote sensing of ancient settlements in the Near East using ASTER and SRTM datahttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop/Menze07.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/workshop/Menze07.php2007-06-30T00:00:00+01:00Björn MenzeTells, the characteristic settlement mounds of the Near East, are visible remains of the first human settlement system. Often piled up to considerable heights by the debris of millennia of settlement activity, they provide characteristic physical signatures, such as specific elevation profiles or soil changes, which – potentially – can be detected in data available from space-borne sensors. Using methods from pattern recognition and statistical learning, we systematically evaluated digital elevation models and multispectral imagery to provide means for a machine based detection and mapping of these archaeologically relevant settlement sites. ]]>http://www.archatlas.org/workshop/Menze07.php Tellspottinghttp://www.archatlas.org/Tellspotting/TellsMain.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/Tellspotting/TellsMain.php2005-11-30T00:00:00+00:00Andrew Sherratttell settlements). Such sites were often occupied over many millennia, and some of them grew into major cities during the Bronze Age – though thereafter settlement tended to shift to new locations away from the mounds. These early settlement-mounds form characteristic features of the landscape, and in fact are visible from space. Release of data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission in 2000 has provided the opportunity to identify the positions of many known archaeological sites of this type and to recognise others. Tellspotting is now not only an agreeable hobby, but has a high-tech methodology: an invaluable tool in reconstructing settlement-history and a means of inventorizing these outstanding sources of archaeological information. ]]>http://www.archatlas.org/Tellspotting/TellsMain.php Sites and Landscapes in 3D (VRML images)http://www.archatlas.org/VRMLs/VRMLs.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/VRMLs/VRMLs.php2005-11-30T00:00:00+00:00Andrew Sherratt and Francesco Menottihttp://www.archatlas.org/VRMLs/VRMLs.php Culture Areas in Western Eurasia 20,000-3250BChttp://www.archatlas.org/CultureAreas/CultureAreas.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/CultureAreas/CultureAreas.php2004-11-30T00:00:00+00:00Andrew Sherratthttp://www.archatlas.org/CultureAreas/CultureAreas.php East-West Contacts in Eurasiahttp://www.archatlas.org/EastWest/EastWest.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/EastWest/EastWest.php2004-11-30T00:00:00+00:00Andrew Sherratthttp://www.archatlas.org/EastWest/EastWest.php The Origins of Farming in South-West Asiahttp://www.archatlas.org/OriginsFarming/Farming.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/OriginsFarming/Farming.php2004-11-30T00:00:00+00:00Andrew Sherratthttp://www.archatlas.org/OriginsFarming/Farming.php Contagious Processeshttp://www.archatlas.org/Processes/ContagiousProcesses.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/Processes/ContagiousProcesses.php2004-11-30T00:00:00+00:00Andrew Sherratthttp://www.archatlas.org/Processes/ContagiousProcesses.php Portageshttp://www.archatlas.org/Portages/Portages.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/Portages/Portages.php2004-11-30T00:00:00+00:00Andrew Sherratthttp://www.archatlas.org/Portages/Portages.php Panoramashttp://www.archatlas.org/Panoramas/Panoramas.phphttp://www.archatlas.org/Panoramas/Panoramas.php2004-11-30T00:00:00+00:00Andrew Sherratt and Toby Wilkinsonhttp://www.archatlas.org/Panoramas/Panoramas.php