archaeology


Spatial Analysis

Map showing the predicted distribution model of Ashokan edicts on the basis of geology, population, climate and topography.Map showing the predicted distribution model of Ashokan edicts on the basis of geology, population, climate and topography. Source: Gillespie, et al., 2016.

UCLA Researchers are Using Geospatial Technologies to Identify Potential Ancient Buddhist Sites

Archaeologist Monica Smith and geographer Thomas Gillespie identified 121 locations that they hope will reveal some of Ashoka’s edicts using GIS analys

Spatial Analysis

Map of Caesar's campaign against the Helvetii, 58 BCE.

Verifying Ancient Roman History with GIS

Can ancient events be verified with modern technology?  Caesar’s Gallic Wars recounts that more than a quarter of a million Helvetii resided in the Swiss  Plateau.  Running low on food, the Helvetii, according to his memoir, invaded Gaul in 58 BCE.  Now, researchers are using GIS to test the veracity of those accounts. […]