Author

Jane Mader

Date of Award

5-2018

Type

Thesis

Major

Art

Degree Type

Bachelor of Arts

Department

History and Geography

First Advisor

Brad Huff

Second Advisor

Danielle Cook

Third Advisor

Cindy Ticknor

Abstract

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.

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Geography Commons

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