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posted on 28.04.2022, 09:31 authored by Giles Oatley, Tom Crick, Ray Howell

We present a novel exploratory method that combines line of sight visibility (viewshed analysis) with techniques from social network analysis to investigate archaeological data. At increasing distances different nodes are connected creating a set of networks, which are subsequently described using centrality measures and clustering coefficients. Networks with significant properties are examined in more detail. We use this method to investigate the placement of hillforts (nodes) in the Gwent region of south-east Wales, UK. We are able to determine distances that support significant transitions in network structure that could have archaeological validity. 

History

Presented at

23rd GIS Research UK Conference (GISRUK 2015)

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23rd GIS Research UK Conference (GISRUK 2015)

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GISRUK

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Citation

Oatley, G., Crick, T. and Howell, R (2015) 'Data Exploration with GIS Viewsheds and Social Network Analysis', in Proceedings of 23rd GIS Research UK Conference (GISRUK 2015)

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  • Cardiff School of Technologies

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