Issue No. 07 - July (2011 vol. 44)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2011.162
Eugene Ch'ng , Univeristy of Birmingham, UK
Henry Chapman , Univeristy of Birmingham, UK
Vincent Gaffney , University of Birmingham, UK
Phil Murgatroyd , University of Birmingham, UK
Chris Gaffney , University of Bradford, UK
Wolfgang Neubauer , University of Vienna
Remote sensing, powerful computing engines, and agent-based models offer new ways to interpret data and broaden data collection, moving archaeologists closer to their ultimate goal of approximating the individual within an extensive, interpreted, digital environment. The first Web extra is a video that demonstrates how the advanced acquisition and processing of magnetic data has led to new discoveries and insights, such as the "Henge" monument excavated near Stonehenge in 2010. The second Web extra is a video that illustrates how researchers used 3D seismic data, initially collected for use in oil and gas exploration, to reconstruct Doggerland, a lost Mesolithic landscape that was inundated by the North Sea during the last great period of global warming.
Computational archaeology, Agent-based modeling, Geophysical data interpretation, Archaeological visualization
E. Ch'ng, H. Chapman, C. Gaffney, V. Gaffney, W. Neubauer and P. Murgatroyd, "From Sites to Landscapes: How Computing Technology Is Shaping Archaeological Practice," in Computer, vol. 44, no. , pp. 40-46, 2011.