The project aims to provide a visual summary of spatial processes in prehistoric and early historic times, such as the spread of farming, the formation of trade contacts, and the growth of urban systems, and to illustrate the locations of key archaeological sites. It uses GIS techniques to integrate georeferenced information on archaeological sites, cultural entities and contact routes with environmental data and satellite imagery.

ArchAtlas

See also: What is ? | Why an electronic atlas of archaeology? (Andrew Sherratt, 2004)

 

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How to cite this page: 'Introduction to the Project', ArchAtlas, Version 4.1, http://www.archatlas.org/project/mission.php, Accessed: 26 February 2017