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Archaeological Computing

This page provides you with pointers to existing literature about computing methods in archaeology. More detailed bibliographies are available in the ADS's Guides to Good Practice.


Bibliographies, Gateways, Practical Modules and Reference Works

ArchNet — a large WWW gateway for archaeology which has a useful Map Libraries, GIS, and Mapping Software page and a Software page containing programs for Mac, PC, and Windows users.

Archaeological Resource Guide for Europe — a WWW gateway for archaeology containing pages on computers, GIS, and statistics in archaeology.

The Centre for the Study of Architecture — provides a useful AutoCAD tutorial, and an online discussion of database design and an introduction to databases.

Online Archaeology — primarily focusses on using computers within archaeology. It is a non-profit site which encourages participation of members to post their own content.

Jeremy Huggett's Archaeological Computing page — a good spring-board from which to discover web-based archaeological computing resources.

The Teaching and Learning Technology Project — the project has produced a variety of computer-based training modules for archaeologists. The contents page on the TLTP website gives information about all the modules, including coverage of geophysics, GIS, mapping, and statistics. Software is available to members of UK Higher Education institutions.

Virtual Institute for Spatial Technologies in Archaeology — this institution, under the ægis of the University of Sydney, offers a number of IT based teaching modules in Generic Computer skills, in Data Management and in GIS and Mapping, parts of which are available online

Articles, Monograph Series, Pamphlets, and Textbooks

A whole issue of Internet Archaeology is dedicated to problems of visualisation in archaeology, including articles by Johnathan Bateman, Vicky Cummings, Mark Evison. Jeremy Huggett and Chen Guo-Yuan.

Allen, K M S, S W Green, and E B W Zubrow
1990 Interpreting Space: GIS and Archaeology. Taylor & Francis, London.

Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology — sponsors of the annual Computer Applications in Archaeology conference and the subsequent conference proceedings. These monographs produce a large volume of the archaeological computing literature and, going back to 1973, also provide an important historical overview of the development of archaeological computing, as well as an up to date account of the most recent developments.

Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology UK Chapter also organises a regular conference for UK-based projects and researchers.

Conyers, L and D Goodman
1997 Ground Penetrating Radar: a primer for the archaeologist. Sage Publications, Alta Mira.

Daniels, R
1997 The need for solid modelling of structure in the archaeology of buildings. Internet Archaeology 2.

Gillings, M and G T Goodrick
1996 Sensuous and reflexive GIS: exploring visualisation and VRML. Internet Archaeology 1.

Reilly, P and S Rahtz
1992 Archaeology and the Information Age: A global perspective. Routledge, London.

Richards, J D and N S Ryan
1985 Data Processing in Archaeology. Cambridge University Press. (Although parts of this book are dated, chapters 2, 5, and 6 contain useful information about data handling and management).

Ross, S, J Moffett and J Henderson (editors)
1991 Computing for Archaeologists. Oxford University Committee for Archaeology Monograph 18, Oxford.

Wise, A L and P Miller
1997 Why Metadata Matters in Archaeology. Internet Archaeology 2.

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