GIS and Archaeology

A map displaying the hotspot analysis on the distribution of ceramic sherds inside the project site (Newport House)

A map displaying the hotspot analysis on the distribution of ceramic sherds inside the project site (Newport House)

During the summer of 2017, GSS student intern Peter McColl participated in an archaeology study with James Gloor and Carol Reynolds of the Archaeology Society of Virginia. Peter used his GIS expertise to run a hotspot analysis on the data collected from the archaeology dig at the Newport House near Eyre, Virginia (see map below). He helped determine what types of ceramic sherds (and how many) were distributed throughout the project site. Peter also designed many maps that James and Carol used in their final report. 

 

The Archaeology Society of Virginia held their annual meeting on October 26-28th, 2017. At this conference, James and Carol presented their findings; Peter's work was recognized and published.

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