Chengdu 2009

GIS Workshop at the Chengdu City Institute of Archaeology

Landscapes are an important component of all human interaction with their environment.  Anthropological approaches to landscape involve research on the ways in which communities, individuals, and their material culture are spread through space in relation to each other, and how people in the past and present experience the landscape, shape it and are shaped by it. In order to engage thoughtfully with this important anthropological concept, anthropologists need access to tools that help organize the spatial aspects of data, and computerized GIS databases are essential to this.  As such tools have become more powerful, they have transformed our ability to add the spatial dimension to analysis of culture.  

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