Developing computational approaches for the study of movement: assessing the role of visibility and landscape markers in terrestrial navigation during Iberian Late Prehistory

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/612353
Title:
Developing computational approaches for the study of movement: assessing the role of visibility and landscape markers in terrestrial navigation during Iberian Late Prehistory
Authors:
Murrieta-Flores, Patricia ( 0000-0001-9904-0288 )
Abstract:
The topic of movement in archaeology has been extensively studied. Research on human movement during prehistory has become in archaeology and anthropology one of the bases for understanding the dynamics of social and economic relationships, technology, social identity and territoriality, among many other important themes. Although archaeological investigations related to movement have increased in the last decade, the majority have usually relied on “static” evidence, that is, on the analysis of the materials or objects that are found in specific sites, establishing the relationship between them and their points of origin or destination (Branting 2004). In recent years, using spatial technologies, more research has aimed to investigate movement from a landscape perspective, in which more attention has been paid to the processes that may have happened on journeys. Some of these studies have directly or indirectly analysed the possible factors influencing the decisions about which paths to take, the mechanics of movement and the archaeological evidence related to it (Llobera 2000; Fairén Jiménez 2004; Cruz Berrocal 2004; Fábrega Alvarez 2006; Fábrega Alvarez / Parcero Oubiña 2007; Llobera / Slukin 2007; Fiz / Orengo 2008; Murrieta-Flores 2010, 2012a; Mlekuzˇ 2010; in the current volume, Lock et al. and Mlekuzˇ among others). In the specific case of Iberia, megalithic monuments are among the archaeological elements at a landscape scale that have been linked to potential patterns of movement, and it has been argued that, besides their symbolic and funerary meanings, they may also have been utilized as landscape markers.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Murrieta-Flores, P. (2014): Developing computational approaches for the study of movement: The impact of visibility in terrestrial navigation during Iberian Late Prehistory. In Silvia Polla and Philip Verhagen (Eds.), Computational Approaches to the Study of Movement in Archaeology. Theory, Practice and Interpretation of Factors and Effects of Long Term Landscape Formation and Transformation. Berlin, Boston. De Gruyter: 99–132. DOI: 10.1515/9783110288384.99.
Publisher:
DE GRUYTER
Journal:
Computational Approaches to the Study of Movement in Archaeology. Theory, Practice and Interpretation of Factors and Effects of Long Term Landscape Formation and Transformation
Publication Date:
1-Jan-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/612353
DOI:
10.1515/9783110288384.99
Additional Links:
http://web-15.dg.safaribooks.com/view/books/9783110288384/9783110288384.99/9783110288384.99.xml?format=EBOK
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISSN:
9783110288384
Appears in Collections:
History and Archaeology

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dc.contributor.authorMurrieta-Flores, Patriciaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-09T14:22:35Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-09T14:22:35Zen
dc.date.issued2014-01-01en
dc.identifier.citationMurrieta-Flores, P. (2014): Developing computational approaches for the study of movement: The impact of visibility in terrestrial navigation during Iberian Late Prehistory. In Silvia Polla and Philip Verhagen (Eds.), Computational Approaches to the Study of Movement in Archaeology. Theory, Practice and Interpretation of Factors and Effects of Long Term Landscape Formation and Transformation. Berlin, Boston. De Gruyter: 99–132. DOI: 10.1515/9783110288384.99.en
dc.identifier.issn9783110288384en
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/9783110288384.99en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/612353en
dc.description.abstractThe topic of movement in archaeology has been extensively studied. Research on human movement during prehistory has become in archaeology and anthropology one of the bases for understanding the dynamics of social and economic relationships, technology, social identity and territoriality, among many other important themes. Although archaeological investigations related to movement have increased in the last decade, the majority have usually relied on “static” evidence, that is, on the analysis of the materials or objects that are found in specific sites, establishing the relationship between them and their points of origin or destination (Branting 2004). In recent years, using spatial technologies, more research has aimed to investigate movement from a landscape perspective, in which more attention has been paid to the processes that may have happened on journeys. Some of these studies have directly or indirectly analysed the possible factors influencing the decisions about which paths to take, the mechanics of movement and the archaeological evidence related to it (Llobera 2000; Fairén Jiménez 2004; Cruz Berrocal 2004; Fábrega Alvarez 2006; Fábrega Alvarez / Parcero Oubiña 2007; Llobera / Slukin 2007; Fiz / Orengo 2008; Murrieta-Flores 2010, 2012a; Mlekuzˇ 2010; in the current volume, Lock et al. and Mlekuzˇ among others). In the specific case of Iberia, megalithic monuments are among the archaeological elements at a landscape scale that have been linked to potential patterns of movement, and it has been argued that, besides their symbolic and funerary meanings, they may also have been utilized as landscape markers.en
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dc.subjectArchaeologyen
dc.subjectArchaeology of Mobilityen
dc.subjectBronze Ageen
dc.subjectPrehistoryen
dc.subjectLandscapeen
dc.subjectVisibility Analysisen
dc.subjectGeographic Information Systems (GIS)en
dc.subjectArchaeological Computingen
dc.subjectDigital Archaeologyen
dc.titleDeveloping computational approaches for the study of movement: assessing the role of visibility and landscape markers in terrestrial navigation during Iberian Late Prehistoryen
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dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalComputational Approaches to the Study of Movement in Archaeology. Theory, Practice and Interpretation of Factors and Effects of Long Term Landscape Formation and Transformationen
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