Getting More from Survey: a Case Study from the Western Mediterranean (Mallorca, Spain)

Author(s): David Hunt; Marcos Llobera; Jacob Deppen

Year: 2017


In this paper we present preliminary results of three campaigns of intensive survey carried out as part of the ongoing Landscape, Encounters and Identity project being undertaken in the NE of the island of Mallorca (Spain). The project is uniquely situated to explore the confluence of various archaeological evidence (surface scatters, LiDAR, 3D photogrammetric models) and the interpretative challenges these pose. Our paper here will focus primarily on the results recovered through intensive field walking, and the impact that technology has had on these. At a broader theoretical level, we seek to reflect on the nature of information recovered through this type of practice, the challenges and potentials that it offers to study people and their surroundings, and the role that technology plays to promote and/or overcome these. We view this as part of a larger conversation on the interpretative perspectives that different types of material evidence bring to the study of past landscapes.

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Getting More from Survey: a Case Study from the Western Mediterranean (Mallorca, Spain). David Hunt, Marcos Llobera, Jacob Deppen. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431328)


Mallorca Survey

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -11.074; min lat: 37.44 ; max long: 50.098; max lat: 70.845 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 15669