GIS4260 GIS Applications in Archaeology, Dr. Scott Palumbo
Whether you work with regions, individual sites, or structural remains, archaeologists have traditionally had a need to identify and quantify patterns between samples. Surface interpolation is a common and widespread task that GIS analysts perform and successful archaeological interpretation hinges upon the ability to do this carefully and critically.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Import GPS and AutoCAD coordinate data
- Generate artifact Kernel Density maps
- Compare surface interpolation techniques and resulting interpretations
- Recognize the potential for analyzing archaeological data in Spatial Analyst
- Statistically express confidence and evaluate differences using a t-test (grad students)
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT AWARDS
The following student was chosen for their exceptional work on the Surface Interpolation assignment:
What we like: One of the nice things about Jeff’s presentation of his results is that he split Panama and Ecuador into two posters. He also assigned a different color symbology to each of the interpolation techniques. You may notice this choice stayed relatively consistent between the two posters, with Kriging and Spline illustrated with the same color ramp. This choice helps to facilitate reader interpretation. Well done Jeff!