Archaeological GIS Approaches to a Regional Analysis in São Paulo State, Southeastern Brazil
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Being a science that intends to understand the past through artifacts, Archaeology tends to make inferences about human behavior assessing historical events with reference with time and space. Considering that the results of archaeological studies are rich in spatial information, the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) seems to be an excellent combination between technology and archaeological data. This presentation seeks to explore some of the resources of GIS applied in archaeological sites located in São Paulo State, in southeastern Brazil, as a powerful analytical tool for understanding the occupation of groups in a potentially promising area, but still little considered in Brazilian Archeology. Fully aware that these constructs are purely theoretical, those tests of empirically data can be used to verify if the patterns in the simulation match the patterns in the data, and that can be helpful to support explanatory hypotheses.
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Archaeological GIS Approaches to a Regional Analysis in São Paulo State, Southeastern Brazil. Letícia Correa, Glauco Constantino Correa, Astolfo Araujo. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449978)
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Abstract Id(s): 25239