Watersheds as a Method for Reconstructing Regions and Territories in GIS
2007 (English)In: Digital Discovery. Exploring New Frontiers in Human Heritage: CAA 2006 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Proceedings of the 34th Conference, Fargo, United States, April 2006. / [ed] Jeffrey T. Clark & Emily M. Hagemeister, Budapest: Archaeolingua , 2007, 143-149 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper a method for reconstructing territories through the calculation of watersheds from the topography is put forward. Watershed could, in some cases, work as a natural uniting factor for a region, e.g., connecting a region through a system of rivers used for communications,as a unit for land management, or as an otherwise uniting element. This method provides an opportunity to analyze territories and regions that, although often difficult to distinguish in the archaeological material, are crucially important for the understanding of past societies. This article illustrates the use of watershed analyses in relation to territorial units through examples from the province of Västmanland in central Sweden, and Hawaii, but the method could be applied to any geographical area.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Budapest: Archaeolingua , 2007. 143-149 p.
Research subject Archaeology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-110993ISBN: 978-963-8046-90-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-110993DiVA: diva2:279098
Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology