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Från sten till data: En studie av FMIS forskningspotential för GIS och landskapsarkeologi
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

FMIS is an antiquarian database that contains all known ancient monuments in Sweden. The database is widely accessible through the internet for anybody interested. Even though FMIS is antiquarian and not strictly archaeological the database has been used in GIS and landscape archaeology since its construct. This use has not always been without problematic and has caused critique of the use and the database itself. This critic has seldom been published but rather heard through seminars and the word of mouth. The research potential of using FMIS for GIS and landscape archaeology has therefore never really been investigated in any greater depth. In this thesis I therefore study FMIS potential within GIS and landscape archaeology. This is done by discussing the history of FMIS, FMIS structure and the ancient monuments representativity within FMIS.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
Archaeology, GIS, FMIS, database, landscape, stray finds, Stone Age, Sweden, Scania, Bjärehalvön
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Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-200284OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-200284DiVA: diva2:623038
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Available from: 2013-09-11 Created: 2013-05-24 Last updated: 2013-09-11Bibliographically approved

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