Anthropology and Archaeology

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Space and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology

Edited by Elizabeth C. Robertson
Edited by Jeffery Seibert
Edited by Deepika Fernandez
Edited by Marc Zender

Spatial analysis is the archaeology of space and place and is concerned with the creation of a cultural landscape focusing on archaeoastronomy, geoarchaeology, and ancient landscapes. Incorporating emerging technology such as GPS positioning and new forms of diagnostic imaging, spatial analysis can enable scientists to study the wider landscape of ancient human settlements. The ability to peer through time and clearly view the distribution of settlements and particular landforms and to determine resource areas provides researchers with invaluable information regarding the social relations, economy, and ecology of any community in the distant past.

These papers were selected from the 34th annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference held at the University of Calgary and are designed to examine human interaction with the environment, both physically and cognitively.


Elizabeth C. Robertson is in the University of Calgary's Ph.D. program in archaeology.

Jeffrey D. Seibert is in the University of Calgary's Ph.D. program in archaeology.

Deepika C. Fernandez holds a master's degree in archaeology from University of Calgary.

Marc U. Zender is a lecturer in anthropology at Harvard University.

Published in association with University of Calgary Press

8 x 10 in. 432 pages 197 figs., 10 tables