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Daniel Gookin's Atlantic World: An ESRI GIS Storymap for Archaeology

Author(s): Luke J. Pecoraro

Year: 2016

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Summary

Presenting archaeological data to both public and academic audiences in the digital age presents problems and opportunities to make the results of excavation and survey more accessible. In some cases, one class of data is highlighted over another resulting in an unbalanced perspective. The ESRI Story map platform provides a template that can visually represent spatial information, and link this with photographs, artifact catalogs, and primary documents. What is more, Story Maps are set up to be viewed on the web, open to the public or password protected. This paper uses the cultural landscape of Daniel Gookin Sr. and Jr. to visualize their 17th c. world, tying together archaeological and documentary sources. The Story Map is a powerful and useful tool to make archaeological data open, in addition to retaining all classes of evidence in one place.


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Daniel Gookin's Atlantic World: An ESRI GIS Storymap for Archaeology. Luke J. Pecoraro. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434422)


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Temporal Keywords
17th c.


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 932

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America