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The study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture.

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Defining grid-names: Setting up a 1m2 grid over a 100x100 meter area

I'm working on an old archaeological field-survey dataset from the 1960's. I'm trying to create a polygon grid (fishnet) over a specific area where I can give the individual 'tiles'of the grid an ...
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Identifying flat-ish hilltops in a DEM?

I am working on a project where I need to identify the area of a hilltop that is relatively flat within which stone structures could be built before the slope becomes too great to build without having ...
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Cost raster/friction map and data extraction

I am in an early stage of least cost paths analysis of a wide area. One part of the operation includes simulation of movement across the grid of previously agreed size of cells and extent of the grid (...
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Altering existing DEM to approximate its ancient equivalent?

I'd like to modify a DEM to approximate what an area looked like 3000 years ago, which primarily involves adjusting coastlines based on scattered core sample data. It doesn't have to be ...
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Is there a way to evaluate how realistic an r.drain-generated ideal walking path is in the real world?

I generated an idealized walking path between two points using terrain data and r.drain. I'm attempting to visualize the pathway that may have connected two sites occupied in antiquity. However, ...
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projection and coordinate system for non georeferenced archaeological site [duplicate]

I'm an archaeology student working on a recent project and I'm wondering how to set my arcGIS project. I'm used to work with geographical data in ArcGIS on a large scale, but the current project is ...
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Display points with lowest elevation within a 1m2 grid - QGIS 2.18.2

I have a few thousand points measured with totalstation from an archaeological site. The points are measured quite unevenly which makes TIN triangulation and subsequent DEM generation a mess. Some ...
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Spatial Autocorrelation with a low number input feature

I am an archaeologist using ArcGIS to run spatial statistics/analyses on my data. I want to study the spatial autocorrelation of artifact categories found within house structures across an ...
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Improve DTM under forested areas without smoothing?

I'm using a DTM retrieved from LiDAR data and I noticed that forested areas are grainy or not defined. The DTM data was retrieved from geostore.com. Here is one example: Is there any way to directly ...
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Free/Open-Source Archaeological Geophysics Program?

Does anyone know a free/open source software or a GIS plugin for working with archaeological geophysics data, especially for data from a magnetic survey (magnetic gradiometer map)?
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Choosing most suitable GIS for archaeology? [closed]

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? ...
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Seeking free Archaeology datasets? [closed]

Are there any sites that gather free archaeology datasets?