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Tuesday, March 27 • 9:00am - 1:15pm
6 - Handling Notes and Sketches. Management of Different Levels of Archaeological Resolution.

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The resumption of excavations at archaeological sites that have a long history of research represents a case in point to observe strengths and limitations in the application of technologies for high-resolution recording and managing archaeological data.The most common situation is, in fact, building information systems in which co-exist different levels of spatial precision and resolution that often force to face problems of correlation and analysis.This is especially true in the case of studies that began in the nineteenth century or that were conducted without attention to the aspects of the archaeological record.In addition, the construction of information systems is often conducted without an adequate theoretical prior and in the absence of a proper analysis of available data and their specific nature.The application of GIS and computer methods of documentation and analysis are, in this case, a resource or a methodological exercise?It makes sense to design systems to manage excavation data collected at different resolutions and with different methodologies?

Tuesday March 27, 2012 9:00am - 1:15pm BST
Building 65, 1143 Streamed into room 1167

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