Prehistoric human migrations: a prospective subject for modelling using geographical information systems

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Researchers in many fields have discovered the advantage of using geographical information systems (GIS), spatial statistics and computer modelling, but these techniques are only sparingly applied in archaeological research. Writing 30 years ago, Castleford (1992) noted the considerable potential of GIS, but he also felt that its then atemporal structure was a serious flaw. It is clear that the study of dynamic processes suffers if past events cannot be linked to each other, or to the present, but today’s powerful tools have overcome this drawback. Importantly, with location and time as key indices, hypotheses about early human population dynamics can be tested and visualized in ways that can potentially reveal hidden relationships and patterns. [...]

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Bergquist, R. (2023). Prehistoric human migrations: a prospective subject for modelling using geographical information systems. Geospatial Health, 18(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/gh.2023.1210