Exploring the use of space using relativity.

Milner, E., 2010. Exploring the use of space using relativity. In: Wilson, A. T., ed. UK Chapter of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Proceedings of the CAA UK Chapter Meeting University of Liverpool, 6th and 7th February 2009. Oxford, England: Archaeopress, pp. 53-66.

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The spatial distributions of anthropogenic materials were compared within seven longhouse floors, ranging in date from the Neolithic through to the post-medieval, using an application of relativity in GIS. The sites included the previously excavated sites of Claish, Jarlshof, Bornais and Kilpheder. In addition, two longhouses were excavated on the Kinloch estate near Tongue, Sutherland. These models were then compared to a Cognitive Model to test conformity to an idealised use of space. The Cognitive Model was a combination of an expert model data capture of preceptive space and combined within GIS. Two composite models for the use of space within Scottish longhouses were created from the groups of houses on the basis of correlations and discriminant analysis linked to spatial distributions reflectively against the Cognitive Model. Future work was identified to include building an aggregate of relativistically transformed work and 3-D relativistic transformations.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:97814073 0732 9
Series Name:BAR International Series
Number of Pages:93
Series Name:BAR International Series
Subjects:History > Archaeology
Generalities > Computer Science and Informatics
Geography and Environmental Studies
Science > Mathematics
Science > Physics
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:17234
Deposited By:Mr Ehren Milner LEFT
Deposited On:31 Jan 2011 09:32
Last Modified:10 Sep 2014 15:51


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