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Archaeology and Geoinformatics
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Addressing the use of geoinformatics in Caribbean archaeology, this volume is based on case studies drawn from specific island territories, namely, Barbados, St. John, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Eustatius, and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as inter-island interaction and landscape conceptualization in the Caribbean region. Geoinformatics is especially critical within the Caribbean where site destruction is intense due to storm surges, hurricanes, ocean and riverine erosion, urbanization, industrialization, and agriculture, as well as commercial development along the very waterfronts that were home to many prehistoric peoples. By demonstrating that the region is fertile ground for the application of geoinformatics in archaeology, this volume places a well-needed scholarly spotlight on the Caribbean.

Contributors:
Douglas V. Armstrong, Ivor Conolley, Kevin Farmer, R. Grant Gilmore III, Mark W. Hauser, Eric Klingelhofer, David W. Knight, Roger H. Leech, Stephan Lenik, Parris Lyew-Ayee, Bheshem Ramlal, Basil A. Reid, Reniel Rodríguez, Joshua M. Torres

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-xi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xiii
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  1. Introduction Archaeology and Geoinformatics: Case Studies from the Caribbean
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. Part I: Archaeology, GIS, and Visibility Models
  2. p. 11
  1. 1. The Caribbean: A Continent Divided by Water
  2. pp. 13-29
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  1. Part II: Archaeology, GIS, and Cultural Resource Management
  2. p. 31
  1. 2. Developing Weights-of-Evidence Predictive Models for the Cultural Resource Management of Pre-Columbian Sites in Trinidad
  2. pp. 33-73
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  1. 3. Forward Planning: The Utilization of GIS in the Management of Archaeological Resources in Barbados
  2. pp. 74-85
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  1. 4. Developing an Archaeological Information System for Trinidad and Tobago
  2. pp. 86-96
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  1. Part III: Archaeology, GIS, Cartography, GPS, Satellite Imagery, Aerial Photography, and Photogrammetry
  2. p. 97
  1. 5. Maps, Matricals, and Material Remains: An Archaeological GIS of Late-Eighteenth-Century Historic Sites on St. John, Danish West Indies
  2. pp. 99-126
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  1. 6. Understanding Nevis: GPS and Archaeological Field Survey in a Postcolonial Landscape
  2. pp. 127-136
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  1. 7. The Use of Imagery to Locate Taino Sites in Jamaica in a GIS Environment
  2. pp. 137-152
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  1. Part IV: Archaeology and Geophysics
  2. p. 153
  1. 8. Geophysics and the Search for Raleigh’s Outpost on Trinidad
  2. pp. 155-169
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  1. 9. Geophysics and Volcanic Islands: Resistivity and Gradiometry on St. Eustatius
  2. pp. 170-183
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  1. Conclusion Postscript: Archaeology and Geoinformatics from a Caribbeanist Perspective
  2. pp. 184-194
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  1. Glossary of Terms
  2. pp. 195-203
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  1. References Cited
  2. pp. 205-224
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 225-228
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 229-234
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