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

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Drawing multiple parallel lines with set distance within polygon using QGIS

I need to draw a series of parallel lines, within a polygon (See example below). Previously I have used MapInfo for this (Easy to draw a grid and delete the horisontal lines), but my workplace is ...
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Finding features with equal distance for houses in archaeological data using QGIS [closed]

My goal is to find house sketches in archaeological data. I have a shapefile from an excavation where all the archaeological features, mainly pits are measured as polygons. The polygons have different ...
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ArcGIS Closest Facility with anisotropic round trips?

I'm working on a network analysis of an urban archaeological site where I'm running a closest facility analysis on some 2000 structures to specific features within the city. I've segmented the road ...
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Direction of the orientation of shortest lines by Geometry Generator - Archaeological hachures symbol

I am creating, by Geometry Generator, an archaeological graphical style for lines. The goal is to be able to create automatically "hachures" that connect the external perimeter to the internal line (...
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Adding two values into a categorized symbology in order to toggle both values on and off

I'm representing an archaeological site in QGIS and I have expressed the multiple contexts (stratigraphic units) as polygons with categorized symbology so that the client can toggle off and on the ...
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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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Local grids with rotated north in QGIS

Like many people in geology and archaeology I need to work with local grids that have eastings and northings from a specific reference point, and typically have a difference alignment/direction of ...
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QGIS 3.2 atlas with set of points

I have a shapefile with 100k points. I want to create an atlas that would only show set of points having the same specific attribute. gid;geom;id_coupe;symb 3572;"POINT(1.79008147341714 5.93)";"...
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Drawing archaeological sections in QGIS

I'm trying to figure out a way to draw archeological sections in QGIS (example). We currently only draw the layers and features digitally (like this). When we make a section of features or a profile ...
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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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Archaeological spatiotemporal map using QGIS TimeManager?

I have been trying to use TimeManager to make a spatiotemporal map of artefacts found on a archaeological site. My goal is to show if there is areas on the site wich concentrates artefacts having ...
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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?