Desktop versionMobile Version
OpenEdition Books

Minoan Archaeology

 | 
Sarah Cappel
, 
Ute Günkel-Maschek
, 
Diamantis Panagiotopoulos

Data in Progress: Exploring the Cretan Land- and Cityscape

Capturing the Dynamics of Minoan Mortuary Space in South Central Crete1

Sylviane Déderix

Das Programm OpenEdition Freemium bietet den abonnierten Benutzern Zugang zu dem Volltext im HTML-, PDF- und ePub-Format. Das Buch kann auch für Privatnutzer über unsere Partnerbuchhändler im PDF- und ePub-Format online erworben werden. Falls die gedruckte Version erhältlich ist, sind die Buchhandlungen auf dieser Seite rechts verlinkt.

Textauszug

Some Minoan funerary choices have been materialized on the land through the establishment of burial places. They can thus be recovered thanks to careful analysis of the position allocated to burial sites within the wider natural and human environment of Bronze Age Crete. Accordingly, this paper uses the area of South Central Crete as a case-study to examine some of the opportunities, issues and limitations related to the implementation of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to study mortuary landscapes of Bronze Age Crete.

Introduction

As is recognized today, landscape is not a passive backdrop of human activity. Nor is it just a physical environment that constraints and enables human lives, and to which people have to adapt. In the course of daily practices, human beings move on the surface of the earth, they experience the world, and they imbue it with meanings according to their social, political, economical, ideological and historical specificities.1 Every landscape is thus cul...

© Presses universitaires de Louvain, 2015

Nutzungsbedingungen http://www.openedition.org/6540