To tree, or not to tree? On the Empirical Basis for Having Past Landscapes to Experience

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This article provides an overview of some of the complex issues involved in reconstructing and visualizing past landscapes. It discusses the importance of empirical data and introduces some of the terminology necessary for understanding methods which are often considered more in the domain of the natural sciences than humanities. Current methods and practices are put in the context of environmental archaeology, archaeological theory and heritage management as well as related, briefly, to the broader context of archaeological theory, practice and research data infrastructure. Finally, some examples and pointers for the future are given in the hope that the article may provide a point of reference for those looking to gain an entry point into the study of past landscapes, and understand their relevance in archaeological visualisation.


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  • Umeå University
Research areas and keywords

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  • Archaeology
Original languageEnglish
JournalDigital Humanities Quarterly
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 5
Publication categoryResearch