Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
History and Geography
This thesis explores the advantages of using geospatial technologies in the field of archaeology. The purpose of this study, conducted on Site 9CE16 on Fort Benning, Georgia, was to examine the ways in which Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be used to more accurately depict artifacts and features present on archaeological sites. With the research I gathered, I constructed an updated site map which can be viewed in Figures 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3. The map produced includes more features than were initially mapped at Site 9CE16 and help paint a clearer picture of the structures which existed at the original site. Also, included is a review of literature regarding the use of GIS in the field of archaeology. Overall, this paper argues that the benefit of using geospatial tools and analysis within archaeological field studies far outweighs the costs.
Mader, Jane, "The Positive Developments and Applications of Geospatial Technologies in Archaeology on Fort Benning, Georgia" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 370.