The US/ICOMOS Cultural Landscape Analysis Initiative
Track: Ecology, Archaeology, and Conservation
Author(s): Douglas Comer
Each archaeological or historic site is preserved or destroyed by virtue of its position within an ecology that is both natural and cultural. The US/ICOMOS Cultural Landscape Analysis Initiative, supported by Esri, is employing GIS and remote sensing technology to inventory natural and cultural features and then analyze relationships among them in order to understand such ecologies. This provides the basis for effective site management and a greatly enriched context in which the findings of archaeological fieldwork can be better interpreted. Examples are provided from archaeological and historic sites in Jordan, Ghana, Turkey, and Laos.
Cultural Site Research and Management
4303 N. Charles St.
Baltimore , MD 21218-1054
Phone: 410 243-9011
Fax: 410 243-8383