Modeling Barrow Landscapes Using QGIS

Author(s): Juliette Mitchell

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

The visible commemoration of individuals in early medieval Scotland marks a big change in burial practice, with the shift to inhumation under burial mounds. The barrows, demonstrations of identity and power, are not just located in the landscape but interwoven and embedded within it. This poster presents recent research to recreate and understand the setting of the barrow cemeteries. Streams, rivers and areas of marshy ground are recreated using QGIS landscape modelling, historic mapping and digital terrain models (DTMs). These new projected landscapes give insight into the siting of the barrows and signals of belief.

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Modeling Barrow Landscapes Using QGIS. Juliette Mitchell. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450202)

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Spatial Coverage

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

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Abstract Id(s): 25650