I will start on project in archaeology where I'll have to start using GIS. I only tried using ArcGIS a while ago but for the rest i have no experience.
What platform would you suggest I start on?
I'm looking for something that has analysis tools I need for archaeology (least cost route, line of sight..) and it doesn't take ages to learn how to use it. I would prefer open source, but that isn't mandatory (university has licenses).
More important is how steep is the learning curve for the software?