Computer applications in archaeology

Huggett, J. (2018) Computer applications in archaeology. In: López Varela, S. L. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences. Wiley. ISBN 9780470674611 (doi: 10.1002/9781119188230.saseas0108)

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Computer applications in archaeology have been a feature of archaeology since the 1950s. From the 1950s into the 1980s they were closely associated with quantitative methods, but since then, the increasing availability and capability of personal computers has seen a dramatic growth in use. Beyond standard office software, key application areas in archaeology include databases, geographical information systems, and data visualization. The expansion of the Internet and the World Wide Web has seen the development of new means of communicating archaeological information, such as the provision of access to online data and data archives.

Item Type:Book Sections (Encyclopaedia entry)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Huggett, Dr Jeremy
Authors: Huggett, J.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher

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