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Proceedings of the ICA
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Articles | Volume 1
16 May 2018
 | 16 May 2018

The effectiveness of cartographic visualisations in landscape archaeology

David Fairbairn

Keywords: Geovisualisation, Landscape archaeology, map effectiveness

Abstract. The use of maps and other geovisualisation methods has been longstanding in archaeology. Archaeologists employ advanced contemporary tools in their data collection, analysis and presentation. Maps can be used to render the ‘big data’ commonly collected by archaeological prospection techniques, but are also fundamental output instru-ments for the dissemination of archaeological interpretation and modelling. This paper addresses, through case studies, alternate methods of geovisualisation in archaeology and identifies the efficiencies of each.

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