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Working the Digital: Some Thoughts from Landscape Archaeology
Marcos Llobera
This paper highlights some of the potentials and challenges of using digital methods when investigating archaeological landscapes. Emphasis is put on the use of simple simulations as a way of ‘contextualizing’ archaeological datasets and questions the adequacy of traditional forms of spatial representation when exploring experiential properties of past landscapes. To illustrate some of these points, an example focusing on a set of Neolithic barrows, or mamoas, from Galicia (NW Spain) is explored using GIS. More specifically, the relationship between patterns of movement and the mamoas, and the visual impact of the latter on prehistoric travelers, is examined in detail.