Archeologia e Calcolatori Archeologia e Calcolatori
National Research Council Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico
Dipartimento Scienze Umane e Sociali, Patrimonio Culturale
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Journal established by: Mauro Cristofani and Riccardo Francovich
Editor: Paola Moscati

Authors Casarotto, A. - De Guio, A. - Ferrarese, F. -
Title ACTION GIS: un modello predittivo del movimento antropico in un paesaggio antico. Il caso di studio archeologico della Val d’Alpone (VR)
In Archeologia e Calcolatori n. XX- 2009
URL http://www.archcalc.cnr.it/indice/PDF20/22_Casarotto.pdf
Editor Edizioni All'Insegna del Giglio
Date 2009-01-01
Subject GIS and cartography
Subject Survey and excavations
Description This paper proposes a predictive theoretical model of ancient human movement in the Alpone Valley (VR). The aim of this study is to calculate, using GIS tools, the optimal pathways to move from an archaeological site to another considering a series of frictions, like topography or land use, that can affect movement. The reliability of these virtual ancient paths is tested using a mathematical function of metabolic energy created in Visual Basic editor: it facilitates the choice of the best frictions for the model to simulate the archaeological landscape and its possible human perception. The results are compared to verify if there is any correlation between present and past pathways using topographic maps. This GIS methodology is useful for an archaeological survey because it gives a preliminary presence probability of ancient paths in a landscape.
Description pp. 291-307
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